Disc Herniation and Radicular Low Back Pain EVIDENCE BASED GUIDE for Physical Therapists – FPF Show Episode 100

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September 9, 2023

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Disc Herniation and Radicular Low Back Pain EVIDENCE BASED GUIDE for Physical Therapists - FPF Show Episode 100

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In today's video we go over a Disc Herniation and Radicular Low Back Pain EVIDENCE BASED GUIDE for Physical Therapists - FPF Show Episode 100: 

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 3:43 What is radicular low back pain from a disc herniation?
  • 5:35 What is the prevalence of radicular low back pain? (How common is it?)
  • 6:23 Prevalence of ASYMPTOMATIC disc pathology in a general population across the lifespan
  • 8:32 How imaging is still relevant for patients with radicular low back pain and disc injuries
  • 11:11 What is the natural history and prognosis of radicular low back pain with disc herniation?
  • 14:14 What are the risk factors for developing radicular low back pain with disc herniation?
  • 14:56 What is the relevant anatomy associated with radicular low back pain with disc herniation

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