Clinicians should have a lower threshold for considering spinal infection as a cause of new or worsening back pain in elderly patients, a Melbourne study has concluded. Geriatric medicine registrar Dr Sanka Amadoru, from Northern Health, and colleagues found that patients aged 65 or older with spinal infections presented later than younger cases (13 days ...
Spinal infection overlooked as a cause of back pain in the elderly
By Tony James
26 Oct 2016