Case Study: Chronic Lower Back Pain and an Incidental Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

A 78-year-old man presents to your office with chronic lower back pain. He denies history of known injury. He has no pain or weakness in his lower extremities. Lateral radiograph shows multilevel degenerative changes in the lumbar spine and an incidental, 5.2-cm abdominal aortic aneurysm. He denies any abdominal pain or dizziness.