Abdominal differential diagnosis in a patient referred to a physical therapy clinic for low back pain.

@article{Stowell2005AbdominalDD,
  title={Abdominal differential diagnosis in a patient referred to a physical therapy clinic for low back pain.},
  author={Thomas Stowell and William Cioffredi and Ann C. Greiner and Joshua Cleland},
  journal={The Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy},
  year={2005},
  volume={35 11},
  pages={755-64}
}
STUDY DESIGN Resident's case problem. BACKGROUND Acute back pain most often presents as musculoskeletal in nature; however, less frequently it may be the result of an underlying, or coexisting, systemic pathology. When present, the signs and symptoms of systemic pathology can mimic, or be masked by, musculoskeletal back pain, which may pose a diagnostic challenge during the clinical evaluation. The purpose of this resident's case problem is to describe the clinical reasoning process leading… CONTINUE READING