Flinders Medical Centre
Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) is the southern area's largest hospital and provides medical services for people living in the southern metropolitan area of Adelaide.
The following lumbar disorder resources have been developed to assist clinical actions and decision-making by providing important background information.
Understand the requirements for red flag screening and the implications for pursuing appropriate further investigation or emergency specialist consultation.
Comprehensive descriptions of common clinical presentations are provided, along with details of differential diagnoses that may be worth considering.
Background information on spinal imaging recommendations to support the imaging guidelines and understand the safety risks of unnecessary radiation exposure.
Understand the importance of screening for yellow flags and how the identification of these psychosocial risk factors for poor outcome can influence patient management in the primary care setting.