The Low Back: How Much Do You Know About Low Back Pain?

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Back Pain Quizzes & Trivia

One out of every five people in the United States suffers from low back pain. The standard conventional treatments are often of limited help, with medication providing only temporary relief. How much do you know about the relevant anatomy, assessment tests, and effective treatment techniques that can reduce, prevent, and eliminate severe and chronic low back pain?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      S1 root palsy

    • B. 

      Foot drop

    • C. 

      Shin splints

    • D. 

      L3 nerve root compression

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Sacroiliac ligaments

    • B. 

      Quadratus Lumborum muscle

    • C. 

      Piriformis muscle

    • D. 

      Iliolumbar ligaments

  • 3. 
    If there is pain in the left side of the genitalia when side flexing to the right, what is the likely cause?  
    • A. 

      Sacrotuberous ligament sprain

    • B. 

      A urilogical problem

    • C. 

      An adductor strain

    • D. 

      An iliolumbar ligament sprain

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Sacroiliac ligament sprain

    • B. 

      A hamstring injury

    • C. 

      A quadriceps injury

    • D. 

      Gluteal bursitis

  • 5. 
    An intense pain in the low back on passively stretching the quadriceps with the client in prone position indicates a problem in the:
    • A. 

      Low back muscles

    • B. 

      The sacroiliac ligaments

    • C. 

      L3 nerve root compression

    • D. 

      Tight quadriceps muscles

  • 6. 
    The client complains of pain in the lower buttock radiating down the back of the thigh, lower leg and into the heel. Active flexion is the only motion that causes pain. What is most likely injured?
    • A. 

      A gluteus medius muscle

    • B. 

      Sacroiliac ligament

    • C. 

      The sacrotuberous ligament

    • D. 

      A hamstring injury

  • 7. 
    If the psoas is weak when tested, which nerve root or roots are implicated?
    • A. 

      L2 and L3

    • B. 

      L4 and L5

    • C. 

      L5

    • D. 

      L4

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      An S2 nerve root compression

    • B. 

      An injury to the intestines and/or the bladder

    • C. 

      An S4 nerve root compression

    • D. 

      An L5 radiculopathy

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Quadratus lumborum strain

    • B. 

      Bilateral iliolumbar ligament sprain

    • C. 

      L5 facet syndrome

    • D. 

      Suprasacral ligament sprain

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