Event Title

The Role of Education in an Older Patient With Low Back Pain Following a Lumbar Laminectomy: A Retrospective Case Report

Author/ Authors/ Presenter/ Presenters/ Panelists:

Vincent Lai, Governors State UniversityFollow

Location

Hall of Governors

Start Date

4-8-2022 1:00 PM

End Date

4-8-2022 3:00 PM

Abstract

Background and purpose: Low back pain is a common injury that impacts people from overuse of trunk flexion or who maintain sitting posture for extended periods of time.
Case description: This retrospective case report details a 58-year-old male who reported low back pain with a differential diagnosis of lumbar laminectomy. Initially, the patient had 6 weeks of physical therapy but had more visits approved because he used poor body mechanics when lifting an object from the ground.
Outcomes: Range of motion (ROM), Manual muscle testing (MMT), and FOTO outcome measures measured changes in motion and function. His FOTO score improved from 45/100 to 53/100 in 2 weeks. The lumbar ROM also improved.
Discussion: The patient’s lumbar mobility and function improved with the implementation of skilled PT interventions. It can not be determined if the interventions were the only reason for the improvement because it is not known what the patient did outside of the treatment session.

Presenter:
Vincent Lai
Physical Therapy Doctoral Student

Faculty / Staff Sponsor

Dr. Roberta K. O'Shea
Professor, College of Health and Human Services

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Apr 8th, 1:00 PM Apr 8th, 3:00 PM

The Role of Education in an Older Patient With Low Back Pain Following a Lumbar Laminectomy: A Retrospective Case Report

Hall of Governors

Background and purpose: Low back pain is a common injury that impacts people from overuse of trunk flexion or who maintain sitting posture for extended periods of time.
Case description: This retrospective case report details a 58-year-old male who reported low back pain with a differential diagnosis of lumbar laminectomy. Initially, the patient had 6 weeks of physical therapy but had more visits approved because he used poor body mechanics when lifting an object from the ground.
Outcomes: Range of motion (ROM), Manual muscle testing (MMT), and FOTO outcome measures measured changes in motion and function. His FOTO score improved from 45/100 to 53/100 in 2 weeks. The lumbar ROM also improved.
Discussion: The patient’s lumbar mobility and function improved with the implementation of skilled PT interventions. It can not be determined if the interventions were the only reason for the improvement because it is not known what the patient did outside of the treatment session.

Presenter:
Vincent Lai
Physical Therapy Doctoral Student