Lumbar assessment starts with triage.
- Specific Low Back Pain
- Cauda Equina Syndrome
- Lumbar Radiculopathy
- Disc Herniation
- Spinal Stenosis
Next you might consider a psychosocial assessment.
You'll need to have knowledge of 'Flags' to be look out for:
You should use psychosocial screening tools:
- STarT Back Screening Tool
- Orebro Screening Tool