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Unformatted text preview: • Severe and constant: lo cal bone pathology, fracture, paget's, tumour, infection RED FLAGS!! Always remember to look out for these signs as they may point to serious pathology: • Paraesthesia, weakness • Anorexia, weight loss • Bowel and bladder symptoms Other history questions's: • Pain more in legs or back? Back = mechanical, Legs = disc problem. • Psychosocial impact – work, sport etc. .... Causes: • Mechanical – usually following trauma, should be transient. Can become chronic. Management: • Encourage mobility. • Analgesia. • Return to work. • Surgery often makes it worse....
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- Fall '10
- Anthropology, Back pain