BACK PAINBack Pain Always assess for red flags.If no red flags, assess after 6 weeks Acute/Subacute +Red Flags < 6 weeks Chronic/Acute After 6 weeks + No Red Flags > 6 weeks Tumor/Infection Fracture Cauda Equina Syndrome Spondyloarthropathies or Osteoarthritis Myelopathic Unresolved Radicular Symptoms Red Flags: bowel or bladder dysfunction, saddle anesthesia, constitutional symptoms, parasthesis, age >50, <18, IV drug use, neuromotor deficits, nocturnal pain, high energy trauma, past history of neoplasm

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