Level 3: 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. Metastatic disease (prostate?)
  2. Compression fracture
  3. Musculoskeletal strain
  4. Sciatica
  5. Degenerative spine disease
  6. Ankylosing spondylitis
  7. Infectious process
    1. Epidural abscess
    2. Diskitis
  8. Herniated disc
  9. Lumbar stenosis