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<< An Evidence-Based Approach To The Evaluation And Treatment Of Low Back Pain In The Emergency Department

Emergency Department Evaluation

History And Physical Examination Emergency healthcare providers are taught that every assessment begins with the evaluation of airway, breathing, and circulation (the ABCs), and this is true for patients with back pain. Review the vital signs to determine whether the patient has an unusually low blood pressure, a fever, or an unexplained tachycardia, as these signs can suggest an etiology of back pain unrelated to musculoskeletal structures.

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