This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.
This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.View Full Document
Unformatted text preview: Sprain/strain of paravertebral muscles Trapezius in particular Significant medico-legal/work/social and economic effects Disc Disease/Injury Tension and compression injuries Bulging disc/Hernia of nuclear pulposus due to wear and tear (slipped disc) Non-contained hernia of nuclear pulpous Sequestrated Disc fragment of nuclear pulposus separates from non-contained hernia Symptoms = Asymptomatic. Back pain. Sciatica - pain in legs once exclusion of problem with legs have been investigated Management = Avoid heavy lifting, Lift objects close to body, Pain killers Fractures and Dislocations Axial compression Flexion/extension Damage to the spinal cord is not reversible Osteoporotic Fractures Affects vertebral bodies Affects anterior 2/3rds of vertebral body Repaired with vertebroplasti where anterior 2/3rds are bulked out with bone cement to remove symptoms of pain...
View Full Document
- Fall '10