analyzing a case study scenario to explain the musculoskeletal pathophysiologic processes, potential racial/ethnic variables, and how these processes interact to affect a patient’s symptoms.

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analyzing a case study scenario to explain the musculoskeletal pathophysiologic processes, potential racial/ethnic variables, and how these processes interact to affect a patient’s symptoms.

By Day 1 of this week, you will be assigned to a specific case study scenario for this Case Study Assignment. Please see the “Announcements” section of the classroom for your assignment from your Instructor.
The Assignment (1- to 2-page case study analysis)
In your Case Study Analysis related to the scenario provided, explain the following:
* The musculoskeletal pathophysiologic processes that would account for the patient presenting these symptoms.
* Any racial/ethnic variables that may impact physiological functioning.
* How these processes interact to affect the patient.
Scenario:  A 64-year-old Caucasian female presents to the clinic with back pain for the last 3 weeks.  She reports that she has tried ibuprofen and Tylenol without relief of symptoms.  The pain is a 5/10 and is sharp at times.  She has noticed a reduction in her ability to perform ADLs.  She denies any injury.  She denies any burning with urination, numbness to lower extremities, or leg weakness.  The patient has a history of osteoporosis and was prescribed calcium and vitamin D supplements along with Alendronate 10mg po daily. Patient is 5’6” and weighs 175 pounds.  BP is 120/84, pulse is 80, resp 18, regular and non labored, pulse ox 95%, and temp 98.0F. Physical exam reveals no focal motor deficits, DTRs 1+, localized vertebral spinous process tenderness to L2.  Xray:  Vertebral compression fracture of L2 with anterior wedging of thoracic vertebrae.
 
 
The Assignment (1- to 2-page case study analysis, not including title and reference pages)
In your Case Study Analysis related to the scenario provided, explain the following:
* The musculoskeletal pathophysiologic processes that would account for the patient presenting these symptoms.
* Any racial/ethnic variables that may impact physiological functioning.
* How these processes interact to affect the patient.
 
Paper should be formatted according to APA 7th ed. Include an introduction that provides an overview to your paper and a conclusion that summarizes your paper. It is fine to go over the 1-2 page recommendation.
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