The Art of the Spine: Intractable Back Pain- How to Manage it
Epidural injections have been used since 1901 in managing low back pain and sciatica. Spinal pain, disability, health, and economic impact continue to increase, despite numerous modalities of interventions available in managing chronic spinal pain. Thus far, systematic reviews performed to assess the efficacy of epidural injections in managing chronic spinal pain have yielded conflicting results.
Hospitalists, General Internists, Family Practitioners, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Urgent Care Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Occupational Therapists and other interested healthcare professionals.
- List the various medications used to treat low back pain, and recognize which medications are indicated to target treatment of the specific pain generators.
- Discuss a targeted approach to treatment for low back pain.
- Distinguish when a facet block or an epidural steroid injection is most appropriate to treat low back pain.
- Explain other forms of interventional pain management and the indications for each.
Jose Mena, M.D.
South Miami Hospital
Jose Mena, M.D. has indicated that he has no relevant financial relationships to disclose and that his discussion will not include mention of investigational or off-label usage.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
- 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
- 1.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
- 1.00 General certificate of attendance
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