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An elderly woman with acute back pain and osteoporosis

NAN CHEN, Benny Katz

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Abstract

The short- and long-term management of an elderly woman with acute low back pain caused by moving furniture is discussed. A person-centred approach that focuses on active self-care, restoring normal function and use of nonpharmacological therapies is most effective.

Key Points

  • In patients with acute back pain, serious pathology needs to be excluded early.
  • The management plan for this case is to restore normal function, treat pain using a combination of nonpharmacological and pharmacological therapies and treat osteoporosis.
  • A person-centred approach that encourages active self-care and uses nonpharmacological therapies is most effective.

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