James talks to Professor Jane Bleasel about an approach to back pain, a common condition.
Summary Writer: Antonia Clarke
Editor: James Edwards
Interviewee: Jane Bleasel
Professor Jane Bleasel is a Rheumatologist and Staff Specialist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Jane was the Head of Department of Rheumatology for the last 15 years. She has recently taken up appointment at the University of Sydney as Co-Director of the Sydney Medical program and is also Professor of Medicine. Jane has published guidelines on back pain and red flag conditions and was part of an NHMRC grant looking at back pain presenting to GPs, Physiotherapist and Chiropractors.
With Professor Jane Bleasel, Rheumatology Physician at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
Back pain is a common condition and a primary cause of disability in people less than 50 years of age. It is a symptom, not a diagnosis. This podcast discusses an approach to a patient with back pain and important questions in the evaluation of further investigations and management for the same.
You are a junior doctor working in a busy Emergency Department. You are asked to review a 60-year-old male who has presented with back pain.
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