This quick reference guide assists physicians in diagnosing the pain generator or generators in patients with low back pain. The guide lists out a comprehensive differential approach to evaluating low back pain by assessing the lumbar spine, hip and SI joint. It is a two-page flowchart depicting the process and includes additional elements less common in a typical low back pain work up. It covers: patient complaints, patient history, physical exam of lumbar spine/hip/SI joint including palpation and a series of provocative tests, imaging studies, and diagnostic injections (if applicable).
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