FP Essentials™

Spine Conditions

Edition #461 | October 2017

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  • List the indications for imaging in patients with neck pain.
  • Summarize the most effective interventions for patients with whiplash injury and cervical radiculopathy.
  • List the indications for referral for surgical evaluation in patients with acute spine injury and arthritis or degenerative neck conditions.
  • Describe the typical clinical presentation, distinguishing features, and diagnostic evaluation of patients with mechanical or inflammatory low back pain.
  • Summarize potentially effective treatments for patients with mechanical or inflammatory low back pain.
  • Summarize the typical clinical presentation and evaluation of patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS).
  • Describe the nonsurgical and surgical treatment options for patients with LSS.
  • List significant risk factors for occupational back and neck pain.
  • Describe potentially effective interventions for preventing occupational back and neck pain.
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#461: Spine Conditions
October 2017


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