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Acute Back Pain

by Charles Vega, MD
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    The lecture Acute Back Pain by Charles Vega, MD is from the course Acute Care.


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    1. History of prostate cancer
    2. Positive straight leg test
    3. Radiation of pain unilaterally
    4. New onset beck pain lasting greater than 10 days
    5. Age greater than 65
    1. Short-term analgesics
    2. Lumbar spine x-ray
    3. Lumbar spine MRI
    4. Refer for spinal manipulation
    5. Bed rest
    1. Up to two-thirds of asymptomatic patients over the age of 60 show signs of disc herniation on imaging
    2. The amount of degenerative changes on imaging is directly correlated to the degree of pain suffered by the patient
    3. MRI imaging is recommended if back pain does not resolve 3 weeks after acute injury
    4. MRI imaging is recommended if lower back pain radiates down to either leg
    5. Spinal stenosis is observed in greater than 50% of asymptomatic patients over the age of 60

    Author of lecture Acute Back Pain

     Charles Vega, MD

    Charles Vega, MD


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