Non-Operative Management of Low Back Pain
Low back pain is a cause of many visits to the emergency department. Between 70% and 85% of the population will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. This lecture is designed to assist physicians in determining the causes of low back pain.
Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, Neuro-Oncologists, Neuro-Radiologists, Diagnostic Radiologists, Critical Care Medicine Physicians, Neurointensivists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Internal Medicine Physicians, Family Medicine Physicians, General Internists and Physician Assistants.
- Identify the mechanics of the lumbar spine as it relates to various degenerative processes.
- Describe the workup/diagnostic testing of low back pain to identify the correct pain generators.
- Review nonsurgical treatment options for low back pain, including physical therapy, local injections, medications, etc.
- Evaluate the current algorithms for management of nonspecific and radicular low back pain.
- Recognize the role of emergency management and family medicine in the treatment of low back pain.
Ronald B. Tolchin, D.O., FAAPM&R
Medical Director, Baptist Center for Spine Care
Baptist Health Neuroscience Center
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Baptist Hospital of Miami
Ronald B. Tolchin, D.O., FAAPM&R, indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentations or discussions.
Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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