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1

What is the first-line investigation for back pain?

MRI

2

Define sciatica

Buttock +/- leg pain in a dermatomal distribution accompanied by neurological disturbance

3

Disc prolapse is a medical emergency. True/False?

False
Only if accompanied by cauda equina symptoms

4

What is spondylolysis?

Defect in the pars interarticularis of the vertebra

5

What is spondylolisthesis?

Forward slippage of one vertebra onto another