Case 94 – the beginning

Welcome to our new #TeamHaem case!

You are the junior doctor in A+E. The next patient to be seen is a 38 year old man who has presented with severe neck pain. He works as a builder and has been sent home from work today for being ‘clumsy’ on site. The triage nurse shows you that his latest observations are stable but that his pain score is 9/10, despite taking oral analgesia 1 hour ago.


  • What questions would you ask him?
  • What would you look for on examination?

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