LBP Acute | Cancer

Etiology

  • Known cancer with prediection for mets to spine→ prostate, lung, breast, hiv+→ aggressive NHL
  • If not known to have cancer prior, then assess for symptoms suggestive of primary somewhere

Symptoms

  • Progressive
  • Severe
  • Wt loss
  • Unremitting pain
  • Sx related to primary

Physical Exam Findings

  • Sometimes pain on palpation
  • Neuro deficits based on structures affected