The 3-Minute Primary Care Low Back Examination

These videos review the screening examination of a patient presenting with low back pain focusing on three key elements:

1. Observing the patient when they enter the physician's office;
2. Ensuring the patient is appropriately disrobed; and,
3. Maintaining good verbal communications with the patient throughout the examination.

Produced in 2004 by the University of Toronto's Division of Rheumatology, and the Institute for Work & Health featuring Dr. Simon Carette, Head, Division of Rheumatology, University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospital. Script co-edited by Dr. Claire Bombardier. Video has been divided into 3 videos by the Institute of Health Economics with the permission of the producers.

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