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Low Back Pain: Tips from an Expert on the Evaluation

Low Back Pain: Tips from an Expert on the Evaluation

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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