Chiropractors see many cases of acute low back pain in daily practice. Since the majority of these cases are suffering from mechanical back pain, it is easy to overlook more sinister, albeit rare, causes of this problem. One such problem is metastatic disease of the spine. Studies have shown that the spine is the most common site of bony metastasis. This report presents two such cases followed by a discussion of how to avoid costly misdiagnoses.
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