Evaluation and Management of Neck and Back Pain.
Seminars in neurology
Back Pain, Disease Management, Humans, Neck Pain
Neck and back pain are common reasons for seeking evaluation and treatment in the emergency department. Within both systems there exist several time-sensitive diagnoses that the emergency provider should be familiar with in order to prevent significant morbidity and mortality. In this article we provide a general overview of these complaints by discussing problems in a systems-based fashion as well as discussing the initial evaluation, work-up, and treatment options for these diagnoses.
Martel, John W and Potter, Samuel B, "Evaluation and Management of Neck and Back Pain." (2019). Maine Medical Center. 1353.