Cervical Spine Exam

Return to Musculoskeletal and Sports sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 15 min.


Learning Objectives

1. Demonstrate familiarity with the anatomy of the neck and spine through use of a case based approach.
2. Describe the symptoms and signs for common cervical spine problems as presented through a case based approach; cervical strain, herniated disc, facet arthropathy, transient cervical neuropraxia.
3. Select appropriate imaging studies and be aware of evidence-based tools, such as the ACR Appropriateness Criteria, NEXUS criteria and Canadian C-Spine Rule.
4. Describe when it is appropriate to refer patients for subspecialty care.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/04/2014
Course expires: 
03/03/2017

Eugene Hong, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP, Associate Dean for Primary Care and Community Health, Hamot and Sturgis Endowed Chair and Professor, Department of Family, Community and Preventive Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Available Credit

  • 0.25 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/04/2014
Course expires: 
03/03/2017
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