Progressive Lower Back Pain With New-Onset Symptoms

Patricia Larrieu-Jimenez, Nichole Crenshaw, Juan M. Gonzalez, Johis Ortega

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This is a case study describing a young woman with a chief complaint of low back pain (LBP) symptoms. Initially, she was evaluated and treated for LBP. Her back pain worsened over the course of 16 weeks, and she eventually developed chills and fever. Knowledge of the presentation, assessment, and differentials in patients with LBP is essential to quickly identifying, diagnosing, treating, and referring patients with uncommon etiologies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
StateAccepted/In press - 2021


  • infectious discitis
  • low back pain
  • noninfectious discitis
  • septic discitis
  • spinal osteomyelitis
  • spondylodiscitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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