Making Sense of Low Back Pain
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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

A.M. Johnson
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder that is characterized by gaze palsy, bradykinesia, postural instability, and mild dementia.
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.

John D. Markman et al.
Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is the leading cause of spinal surgery among older Americans, yet more than one-third do not gain significant relief from surgical treatment.
Stephen M. Campbell et al.
Osteoarthritis is a major cause of disability among older adults. Treatment of the symptoms involves multiple modalities, including exercise, physical measures such as braces or canes, analgesics, and sometimes surgery.
Barry J. Goldlist MD, FRCPC, FACP, AGSF
Simple pleasures of life are difficult to enjoy if one’s mobility is limited and, unfortunately, this is often the case as we age.
David R.P. Guay
Symptomatic muscle cramps in older adults can be extremely painful and seriously compromise health-related quality of life.