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Low back pain: clinical review


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INTRODUCTION

This resource provides an overview into the diagnosis and management of low back pain, including aetiology, investigations, and prognosis. Key learning points for general practice nurses include the classification of low back pain, the STarT Back questionnaire, red flags, and suitable analgesia.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing this module, you should be better able to:

  • Recognise the possible red flag symptoms of low back pain
  • Identify, diagnose and refer possible sinister causes of low back pain
  • Understand when to make an urgent referral

AUTHORS

Jim Greenwood, Spinal ESP (physio), NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow, and Dr Mike Shipley, Consultant Rheumatologist, University College Hospital, London

This resource is provided at an intermediate level by MIMS Learning. Read the article and reflect on what you have learned, then answer the test questions at the end.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio.