56. Nontraumatic Back Pain

  1. Jesse M. Pines1,2,
  2. Christopher R. Carpenter3,4,
  3. Ali S. Raja5 and
  4. Jeremiah D. Schuur5

Published Online: 8 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118482117.ch56

Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition

How to Cite

Pines, J. M., Carpenter, C. R., Raja, A. S. and Schuur, J. D. (2012) Nontraumatic Back Pain, in Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118482117.ch56

Author Information

  1. 1

    Center for Healthcare Quality, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  2. 2

    Emergency Medicine and Health Policy, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  3. 3

    Evidence Based Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

  4. 4

    Division of Emergency Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

  5. 5

    Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 NOV 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 NOV 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470657836

Online ISBN: 9781118482117

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Keywords:

  • nontraumatic back pain;
  • back pain, musculoskeletal complaints in ED patients, and self-limited;
  • acute back pain, risk for serious systemic disease in imaging decisions;
  • systemic diseases with back pain, aortic aneurysm/cancer/ankylosing spondylitis;
  • lifetime incidence of back pain, accounting for ED visits;
  • systemic diseases, vascular disease/cancer/spinal infections/compression fractures;
  • differential diagnoses of acute back pain;
  • Red flags and imaging, multiple specialty and published guidelines;
  • diagnostic accuracy of physicals, in etiologies of acute nontraumatic back pain;
  • guideline-derived algorithms, back pain test ordering in primary care

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Clinical question

  • Comment

  • References