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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

    Case Studies
    Downloadable Course in PDF
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    $57.00 USD


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