NewGrad Physio: ‘Ruling Out Serious Injury At The Neck’
Neck pain patients with positive red flag symptoms, like pins and needles and weakness, used to get my head in a spin as a New Grad.

I used to worry that I would make this kind of patient worse…

Unsure whether or not I needed to refer this type of patient to someone else or if I was safe to start treating them.

I had a complex neck pain patient walk through my door recently, who had been in car accident and had quite significant neck pain, and presented with several red flags, alongside lower back pain and a concussion.

He is a complex case, but through a simple, structured assessment we were able to rule out any serious pathology…

And we were able to make a big change to his symptoms both in clinic and over the next few days in the very first session…

By doing some really simple things.

The same things that you could do with a similar patient if they walked in your clinic door tomorrow.

This podcast episode will walk you through how to tackle neck pain patients, how to rule out sinister pathology, so you can be confident your patient is ok for treatment and rehab and take away that fear that you get when dealing with spinal injury patients, like neck or lower back pain.

Enjoy the show!

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