Back Pain

Back pain is a common complaint and a major health issue, with high socioeconomic burden. It is one of the most frequent reasons for patients to seek primary and emergency care and the cause of significant rates of disability in the general population. In this course, we will discuss the impact of back pain, various terms used in back pain, various categories of back pain, the diagnosis and treatment of back disorders, and the warning signs of emergencies in back pain.

Target Audience

Internal Medicine Physicians, Physician Assistants, Residents, Nurses, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians and all other interested healthcare providers. 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the impact of back pain and various terms used in back pain.
  • Differentiate various categories of back pain.
  • Discuss the diagnosis and treatment of back disorders.
  • Discuss warning signs of emergencies in back pain.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Zelaya CE, Dahlhamer JM, Lucas JW, Connor EM. Chronic pain and high-impact chronic pain among U.S. adults, 2019. NCHS Data Brief, no 390. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2020.
  • Dieleman JL, Cao J, Chapin A, et al. US Health Care Spending by Payer and Health Condition, 1996-2016. JAMA. 2020;323(9):863–884. 
     
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.50 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Pharmacy
Course opens: 
02/01/2022
Course expires: 
01/31/2024

Shawn Baca, M.D., FACR 
Board-certified Rheumatologist
Boca Raton Regional Hospital

Shawn Baca, M.D., FACR, faculty for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationship with ineligible companies* to disclose and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage. 

Moderators
John Rubin, M.D., conference director of this educational activity, has disclosed that he is a shareholder in AstraZeneca and Bristol Myers Squibb. 

Kenneth Rosenthal, M.D., conference director of this educational activity, has disclosed that he is on the speakers’ bureau for AbbVie. 

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies.*

*Ineligible companies – Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
              
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.50 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.50 Florida Board of Pharmacy
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