Back Pain

A short presentation looking at the epidemiology, pathology and treatment of back pain.
Authored By James Harper on Friday 7th November 2008

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Paul Baillie
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Core / Specialist / Gp Trainee
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Posted over 9 years ago
Good presentatio It's worth noting that the actual removal of the protruding disc is called "microdiscectomy" and it is this that causes the relief of pain. The laminectomy / otomy allows for the microdiscectomy.
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Dr Alastair Buick
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Site Administrator
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Posted over 9 years ago
That was quite helpful - good summary and didn't know about laminectomy. Do they protect the spinal cord somehow after the op or just leave it covered by overlying tissues?
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Richard Ayres
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General Practitioner
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Posted about 7 years ago

Useful, but talk of "bedrest" is outdated. Most people do better to stay as active as they can and indeed exercise is generally beneficial!

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malek ahmad
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medical officer - university malaya medical centre, malaysia
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Posted about 3 years ago
good slides. this is among the most common reasons why people come to ER in the middle on night.. good job author!
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Marie Burgess
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Posted about 4 years ago
Ever so helpful when it comes to Work, Health and Safety. Good resource for Mandatory Training in the work environment-especially in healthcare area where there are heaps of manual handling issues.
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calmare
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chiropractor - phoenix, arizona, usa
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Posted almost 3 years ago
That was quite helpful - Do they protect the spinal cord somehow after the op or just leave it covered by overlying tissues?
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