Acta Medica International

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 202--206

Nonspecific Low Back Pain (LBP) can occult a serious pathology: Case report of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in a young patient


Maselli Filippo1, Pennella Denis2, Cataldi Fabio3, Albertoni Bruno Davide1, Ciuro Aldo1 
1 Lecturer of Genova University, DINOGMI Department, Italy
2 Lecturer of Roma Tor Vergata University, Italy
3 Assistant Lecturer of Roma Tor Vergata University, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Maselli Filippo
DINOGMI Department, Lecturer of Genova University
Italy

Low Back Pain (LBP) is one of the main causes of disability in the whole world. In most cases, its presentation is considered benign and usually managed quite easily. However, in a low percentage of cases LBP is secondary to a serious pathology. Patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), for instance, are often affected also by LBP, and LBP could also be an initial symptom of MS. Moreover, patients with MS can present with a w ide range of clinical symptoms, as the Restless Legs Syndrome – RLS. In these specific cases, the ability to recognize a serious pathology is a key component of the physical therapist practice. Both conditions, nonspecific LBP and RLS, have been found in a patient that was referred with diagnosis of bilateral sciatica.


How to cite this article:
Filippo M, Denis P, Fabio C, Davide AB, Aldo C. Nonspecific Low Back Pain (LBP) can occult a serious pathology: Case report of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in a young patient.Acta Med Int 2016;3:202-206


How to cite this URL:
Filippo M, Denis P, Fabio C, Davide AB, Aldo C. Nonspecific Low Back Pain (LBP) can occult a serious pathology: Case report of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in a young patient. Acta Med Int [serial online] 2016 [cited 2021 Jun 23 ];3:202-206
Available from: https://www.actamedicainternational.com/article.asp?issn=2349-0578;year=2016;volume=3;issue=1;spage=202;epage=206;aulast=Filippo;type=0