Back Pain

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busdriverre
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Back Pain
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2009-11-21 17:02:28
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Back Pain
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  1. Lumbosacral (low back pain) Causes
    • muscle strain or spasm
    • ligament sprain
    • disk gegenarion
    • herniation (usually occuring at L4-L5)
  2. Lumbosacral Assessment
    • Pain is primary concern!!
    • paresthesia
    • sciatic compression = pain when leg is straight & lifted
  3. Lumbosacral Diagnostic
    • xrays
    • MRI
    • CT
  4. Nonsurgical Management of Lumbosacral Pain
    • positioning
    • drug therapy: NSAIDs, epidural, corticosteroids, AED's: neuronton, oxcarbazepine
    • heat therapy
    • physical therapy
    • weight control
    • chiropractic
  5. Surgical Management of Lumbosacral Pain
    • diskectomy
    • laminectomy
    • spinal fusion
  6. Complications of Lumbar Spinal Surgery
    • CSF leakage
    • fluid volume deficit
    • urine retention
    • paralytic ileus
    • infection
    • PCA for pain management

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