4. Post Case: Lumbar Spine
Drs. Arnold and Kiesel discuss the case of an athlete that presents with low back pain and B pars stress injury without slippage, confirmed by an MRI scan. The patient’s pain is greater on the left side than the right side, and is painful in extension. In addition, there is breathing dysfunction and a negative straight leg raise test. Dr. Arnold discusses the medical treatment plan, and how it relates to the physical therapy treatment program. Once referred to physical therapy, Dr. Kiesel discusses his treatment approach, including diagnostic testing, discharge testing, and expected outcomes.