Level 1: Back Pain – Review of Systems: Expert Panel DDX

How does your differential compare with the experts?

What physical exam maneuvers would you like to perform?

Experts’ DDX:

  1. Musculoskeletal Disorder
    1. Muscle strain
    2. Disk problem (herniation)
    3. Osteoarthritis (chronic degenerative process)
  2. Inflammatory process of spine
  3. Mechanical compensation
  4. Side effects of medication (including electrolyte changes)
  5. Primary spinal cord lesion
  6. Aneurysm (coronary vascular)
  7. Multiple problems: chronic degenerative disease + mechanical compensation + constipation leading to symptoms