94. Low Back Pain in a Car Accident Victim

  1. Christopher P. Holstege MD1,2,3,
  2. Alexander B. Baer MD1,4,
  3. Jesse M. Pines MD, MBA, MSCE5,6 and
  4. William J. Brady MD7,8,9
  1. Edward G. Walsh MD and
  2. William J. Brady MD7,8,9

Published Online: 3 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444397994.ch94

Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition

Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition

How to Cite

Walsh, E. G. and Brady, W. J. (2011) Low Back Pain in a Car Accident Victim, in Visual Diagnosis in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Second Edition (eds C. P. Holstege, A. B. Baer, J. M. Pines and W. J. Brady), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444397994.ch94

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Division of Medical Toxicology, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  2. 2

    Blue Ridge Poison Center, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  3. 3

    Departments of Emergency Medicine & Pediatrics, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  4. 4

    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  5. 5

    Center for Health Care Quality, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  6. 6

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

  7. 7

    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  8. 8

    Center for Emergency Management, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  9. 9

    Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad & Albemarle County, Fire Rescue, Charlottesville, VA, USA

Author Information

  1. 7

    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  2. 8

    Center for Emergency Management, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  3. 9

    Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad & Albemarle County, Fire Rescue, Charlottesville, VA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 12 AUG 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333473

Online ISBN: 9781444397994

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Keywords:

  • Case 94, low back pain - as a victim, in a car accident;
  • 48-year-old female, the restrained - rear seat passenger in high-speed motor vehicle crash;
  • victim, immobilized on scene - transported to emergency department;
  • complaints, of severe lower back pain - and bilateral lower extremity paresthesia;
  • patient, with notable “seat-belt sign” - across lower abdomen;
  • neurologic examination, decreased sensation - in lower extremities, decreased dorsiflexion in feet;
  • full trauma evaluation, initiated - and multiple radiographs obtained;
  • presentation, consistent with type of injury