Management of Back Pain in Older Patients

Fig. 19.1
Management of LBP in older patients in the ED

A better understanding of clinical manifestations of pain in the older patients, improved methods of assessment, and the use of both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments can result to a more favorable outcome in the ED.

The ED physician’s role is fundamental to prevent aggravation of the symptoms and physical decline.

More research is needed to explore the consequences of LBP on the quality of life of older patients and to improve the management in the ED.



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