Nerve root pain
Patient: 37-year-old office worker
Five day hx of pain right posterior leg, buttock to ankle, achy in calf, some 'electric shock' like pain down the back of leg, especially when bending over the sink and brushing teeth.Read the full case study
Yellow flag patients
Patient: 47-year-old nurse, divorced and lives alone. Involved in looking after mother with mild dementia/restrictive osteoarthritis.
Four week hx low back ache, constant, some sudden sharp pains with certain movements.Read the full case study
Red flag patients
Four week hx of constant deep, achy pain upper lumbar/lower thoracic region. Radiating to right lateral rib cage. HX of fall 18 months previously, nil accident recently. Generally active, walks his dog, Paracetamol no help.Read the full case study