The child is alert and able to speak. Physical examination reveals abdominal contusions and inguinal lacerations. The abdomen is distended and painful to the touch. Watch the video, review the history, and make your diagnosis.
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.