General practitioners are occasionally confronted to unknown lesions of the spine.
MD CM, PhD, FRCSC
Neuropathic pain is a severe pain condition characterized by burning, tingling, or lancinating pain in the distribution of a nerve, dermatome, or sclerotome and affects patient function, quality of life, mood, and employment.
MBBCh, PhD, MRCPsych, FRCPC
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), where patients stop breathing numerous times during sleep, is a disorder linked to serious medical, socioeconomic, and psychological morbidity...
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MDCM, FRCS(C), FAAOS
Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) is a rare progressive syndrome of pain and neurological deficits below the waist caused by massive central lumbar disc prolapse.
In spite of the slightly increased incidence of infections, malignancies and systemic illnesses affecting the older spine, about 90% of back pain in the elderly, as in younger patients, is mechanical.
BHSc(PT), MD, CCFP, Dip. Sport Med MScCH
Back education or “Back Schools” are used both as a method of prevention and, in conjunction with traditional rehabilitation and exercise programs, as a component in treatment of recurrent or persistent low back pain.
Impaired neuromuscular control of the spine is widely recognized as an important factor in the development of low back pain (LBP).
MD, FRCSC, MSc
Lumbar disc herniation is a common cause of low back pain and radiculopathy (sciatica).
Referral Criteria for Non-Emergent Spinal Symptoms in the Neck and Low Back: A Survey of Canadian Spine SurgeonsMD, FRCSC
The majority of the patients referred for surgical consultation are not candidates for surgery.