Diagnostic Triage for Low Back Pain: A practical approach for primary care


In Australia, low back pain (LBP) is the most common musculoskeletal condition for which patients consult general practitioners.

This module provides a practical approach to assess and treat patients with LBP with a diagnostic triage that classifies patients into three broad categories.


Learning Outcomes

  1. Diagnose LBP correctly, informed by a focused history and clinical examination, using the triage of LBP to exclude non-spinal causes, allocating patients to one of three broad categories


Authors: Lynn D Bardin, Peter King, Chris G Maher

Article Type: Narrative review


Medical Journal of Australia
Reading: journal; textbook; book; literature review
1h : 0m
MBA: 1h : 0m
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Medical Practitioner, Medical Student, Doctor-in-Training, Non-Vocationally Registered, Nurse / Midwife, Pharmacist, Podiatrist, Researcher, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner
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