Clinical resources for lumbar disorders

The following lumbar disorder resources have been developed to assist clinical actions and decision-making by providing important background information.

Red flag screening

Understand the requirements for red flag screening and the implications for pursuing appropriate further investigation or emergency specialist consultation.

Differential diagnosis

Comprehensive descriptions of common clinical presentations are provided, along with details of differential diagnoses that may be worth considering.

Spinal imaging recommendations

Background information on spinal imaging recommendations to support the imaging guidelines and understand the safety risks of unnecessary radiation exposure.

Yellow flag screening

Understand the importance of screening for yellow flags and how the identification of these psychosocial risk factors for poor outcome can influence patient management in the primary care setting.