Low Back Pain: Tips from an Expert on the Evaluation
By Raymond Haroun, MD |
November 29, 2012
In this video, Raymond Haroun, MD, works through the evaluation of low back pain and radiculopathy.
You'll hear details about: . "Red flags" that point to serious underlying pathology and the need for urgent care. . When conservative approaches (steroid injections, physical therapy) to pain are - - and are not -- appropriate . Compression fractures and lumbar spinal stenosis . When are imaging studies appropriate...and which studies should you order? . When, and for which patients, is surgery warranted?
Dr Haroun is Director of Spine surgery at the Orthopaedic and Spine Institute at Saint Agnes Hospital in Baltimore.
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