Flashcards in Spine Deck (19)
why is back pain hard to treat?
lots of factors involved
if you operate, they will likely come back
how is most back pain treated?
when does back pain commonly occur?
what are tumors that go to bone?
prostate, breast, lung, renal, adrenal, thyroid
what should you think when assessing back pain?
is it a nerve root being pinched
where is common low back pain?
l4-5 (pivot area)
-causes radicular pain down either leg
what will happen with a herniated disc?
lateral curvature of spine
which is the most important Waddell sign?
what is Hoffman reflex?
flick middle finger and will elicit flexion with CNS injury
what are findings of cauda equina syndrome?
loss of bowel and bladder function
when would cervical pt get pain relief?
arms overhead (helps to differentiate between shoulder pain)
what would be a late finding of cervical nerve compression?
what should you not overlook when evaluating cervical radiculopathy?
what does a hypolordotic curve indicate?
what is the approach to cervical nerve txment?
make them feel better
where is cervical strain localized to?
area of soft tissue damage (not radicular)
what often causes cervical strain?
usu starts hurting hours after injury
what is an unstable vertebral fracture?
anterior, posterior and ligamentous involvement