When is it time to refer your patient with low back pain to a specialist for possible spine surgery? How long should you give conservative measures a try? What symptoms signal the need for urgent care?
In this video, Raymond Haroun, MD addresses these and other pressing questions related to the management of low back pain and radiculopathy. Dr Haroun also demonstrates a systematic approach to the physical examination of patient who presents with low back pain.
Dr Haroun is Director of Spine surgery at the Orthopaedic and Spine Institute at Saint Agnes Hospital in Baltimore.