Top tips in assessing and managing back pain

Supported by MIMS Learning

  • Assessing patients in primary care
  • Red flags to look out for
  • Causes of back pain
  • When to refer for specialist assessment

1 CPD hour  

Video Resources

Useful Links

  1. UK Spine Societies Board. Early Recognition of Cauda Equina Syndrome: A Framework for Assessment and Referral for Primary care / MSK interface services
  2. Keele STarTback screening tool
  3. Versus Arthritis. Examination of the spine
  4. Versus Arthritis. About arthritis
  5. NICE CKS. Neck pain - cervical radiculopathy. Scenario: management
  6. NICE CKS. Sciatica (lumbar radiculopathy). When should I suspect sciatica?
  7. NICE. Low back pain and sciatica in over 16s: assessment and managementNG59. November 2016, updated December 2020.
  8. SPADE Spondyloarthritis diagnosis evaluation tool