chapter  7
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Thoracic and Lumbar Spine

Based on the information presented in the case, determine (a) the differential diagnoses and (b) the clinical diagnosis.

Differential diagnoses: lumbosacral disc injuries, lumbosacral discogenic pain syndrome, lumbosacral facet syndrome, lumbosacral radiculopathy, lumbosacral acute bony trauma, lumbosacral spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis, sacroiliac joint injury 35 , 50

Clinical diagnosis: lumbar strain