134513 - Assessing Back Pain: red flags, imaging guidelines, and specific diagnoses
- : Online
An education event recorded for online viewing, to provide an update for GP’s on the assessment, imaging guidelines, and specific diagnoses for lower back pain.Relevance to General Practice
Acute low back pain (LBP) is primarily managed in general practice. However, literature indicates that care provided by GPs does not always align with best practice recommendations, is not always evidence-based and is not likely to provide the best outcomes.
Success in the assessment of acute and chronic back pain presentations relies on effective history taking, coupled with a careful and structured clinical examination. This includes provocative tests and neurological examination where indicated. An effective clinical assessment precludes the need for unnecessary imaging in many instances.
This activity provides an overview of pain and an update for GPs on the assessment, imaging guidelines, and specific diagnoses for lower back pain.