Chapter 78. Acute Back Pain

  1. Joe J. Tjandra MBBS, MD, FRACS, FRCS(Eng), FRCPS, FASCRS1,
  2. Gordon J.A. Clunie MB, ChB, ChM, DSc, FRCS(Eng, Edin), FRACS2,
  3. Andrew H. Kaye MBBS, MD, FRACS3 and
  4. Julian A. Smith MBBS, MS, FRACS, FACS4
  1. Jeffrey V. Rosenfeld

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757819.ch78

Textbook of Surgery, Third Edition

Textbook of Surgery, Third Edition

How to Cite

Rosenfeld, J. V. (2006) Acute Back Pain, in Textbook of Surgery, Third Edition (eds J. J. Tjandra, G. J.A. Clunie, A. H. Kaye and J. A. Smith), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757819.ch78

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Colorectal Surgeon and Surgical Oncologist, Associate Professor of Surgery, Royal Melbourne Hospital and Epworth Hospital, University of Melbourne

  2. 2

    Emeritus Professor of Surgery, University of Melbourne

  3. 3

    James Stewart Professor of Surgery and Head of Department of Surgery The University of Melbourne, The Royal Melbourne Hospital Director of Neurosurgery and Director, The Melbourne Neuroscience Centre The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 4

    Professor of Surgery, Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Monash Medical Centre, Monash University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405126274

Online ISBN: 9780470757819

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Keywords:

  • back pain;
  • nerve root compression;
  • paraspinal muscle spasm;
  • hydronephrosis;
  • gait

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Applied anatomy

  • Pain generators in the back

  • The history

  • Examination of the spine

  • Causes of acute back or neck pain (Box 78.2)

  • Investigation of back pain

  • Treatment

  • MCQs