Making Sense of Low Back Pain
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Back Pain Management
This evidence-based learning program has been developed by physicians, in association with the Canadian Spine Society, for primary care physicians, educators, and other health professionals. Learners will utilize this program to assist with the diagnosis, sound management, and appropriate treatment of Back Pain in patients.

Clinical Reviews

Yoga Raja Rampersaud MD, FRCSC
In spite of great effort, low back pain (LBP) remains a significant burden on society and one of the most common reasons to see a primary care provider.
Hamilton Hall MD, FRCSC
In 1987, the Quebec Taskforce noted, "Distinct patterns of reliable clinical findings are the only logical basis for back pain categorization and subsequent treatment."

Hamilton Hall MD, FRCSC
Back dominant pain is either intensified by flexion or is not aggravated by bending forward.

Yoga Raja Rampersaud MD, FRCSC
Leg dominant pain suggests direct nerve root involvement: radicular, not referred symptoms.

With this special issue of the Journal of Current Clinical Care we aim to provide community healthcare professionals with practical clinical insight and support in managing patients with back pain.

L.K. Burke et al.
Frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, is a frustrating condition for both patients and physicians.
Ian K. Tsang et al.
The two most common forms of crystal-induced arthritis among older adults are gout and calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate (CPPD) deposition disease.
Cornelia M. Borkhoff et al.
Although total joint arthroplasty (TJA) is a highly effective treatment for individuals with moderate to severe osteoarthritis who have not responded to medical therapy, disparities in TJA utilization based on gender, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status are well documented.
Barry J. Goldlist MD, FRCPC, FACP, AGSF
Falls are the prototype of the classic geriatric syndrome, in which one cause is rarely the issue but rather a substantial number of possible contributing factors are found.
Arthur Bookman
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in older adults has a lower female-to-male ratio, and presents as either a rheumatoid factor positive typical case of RA, or an acute seronegative syndrome consisting of myalgia, fever, weight loss, and fatigue.