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1

what are some questions to ask if someone has a spinal tumor

-history cancer? (what type)
-recently lost weight, even though you have not been attempting to eat less or exercise more? (how much)

2

what are the criteria for cancer in patients

over 50
history cancer
unexplained weight loss
failed to improve with PT

3

what are some additional questions for a spinal infection

-recently had a fever?
-taken antibiotics or medicines for infections?
-diagnosed with an immunosuppressive disorder
-does your pain ease when in a comfy position?

4

what are some questions to ask about a spine fracture

-recently had major trauma, MVA, or a fall?
-have you had a medical practitioner tell you you have osteoporosis or other weak bone disorders like hyperparathyroidism, renal failure, chronic GI disorders, long term corticosteroids?

5

questions to ask about caudal equina

-noticed a recent onset or difficulty with retaining urine, or starting the flow?
- noticed recent need to urinate more frequently?
-noticed a recent onset of numbness in the area of your bottom where you sit on a bike seat?
-legs become weak while walking or climbing stairs?

6

what are some others areas you need to rule out when dealing with LBP

GI, urogenital, vascular system

7

how do you screen for colon cancer

-older than 50
-history of colon cancer in immediate family member
-bowel disturbances (rectal bleeding or black stools)
-unexplained weight loss
-back or pelvic pain that is unchanged by position or movement.