Level 1: Back Pain – Physical Exam: Expert Panel DDX

How does your differential compare with the experts?

Is there any additional testing (i.e., lab, imaging, etc.) you would perform at this time?

Experts’ DDX:

  1. Chronic degenerative process (osteoarthritis)
  2. Chronic inflammatory process of spine
  3. Bony pathology
    1. Compression fracture
    2. Metastatic lesion
  4. Acute process (inflammation) on top of a chronic one (osteoarthritis)