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Occupational Therapist


Differential Diagnosis 101

Screening the Head, Neck, and Back


3.0

  • Outline 5 components included in the screening model to evaluate the head, neck or back
  • Describe and differentiate 5 viscerogenic causes of neck and back pain
  • List 10 common red flags associated with back pain of a systemic origin
  • Outline and describe 5 causes of back pain in children
  • List, describe 3 clinical signs and symptoms of and differentiate between 3 major headache types
  • Describe systemic origins of headache
  • Describe and analyze 4 origins of thoracic pain
  • Discuss how to differentiate between a disk problem and bony metastases
  • Describe 10 symptoms of neck and back pain and list symptoms and possible causes for differential diagnosis
  • Outline the steps involved for screening for oncologic causes of back pain
  • Outline the screening process for cardiac causes of neck and back pain
  • Outline the screening process for peripheral vascular causes of back pain
  • Outline the screening process for pulmonary causes of neck and back pain
  • Read multiple case studies that highlight clinical application and relevant questions to ask during the patient interview

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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$57.00 USD


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