This page is designed to organize content that is relevant to the topic of back pain. This term is used often in medicine, and it is important that we become as familiar as possible with it.
WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?
Before going any farther, let us make sure we clearly define back pain. Back painrefers to
ORGANIZING THE DIFFERENTIAL
The differential diagnosis for back pain can be organized in a few different ways:
- Can’t miss diagnosis
- Organ system
- Disease category
- Diagnostic modality
- Most common diagnosis
Now that the possible causes of back pain have been established, the focus can shift to how one would actually “work-up” a patient who presents with back pain.