This course will strive to provide the practitioner treating neck and low back pain with a better understanding of the comprehensive care treatment options for low back pain, spinal stenosis, and lumbar disc herniation, which include medication management, rehabilitation through physical, occupational, and vocational approaches, psychological co-management of pain, complementary and alternative medicine options, interventional treatments, and finally a range of minimally to maximally invasive surgical options. The course will help the audience to better understand when the various treatment options for neck and low back pain should be exercised to achieve the best outcomes in both pain and function.

Target Audience

Primary Care Physicians, Surgeons, Pain Specialists, Psychologists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Residents, Fellows, Postdocs, and Medical/Health Profession Students.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the common diagnostic and imaging tools for neck & low back pain, spinal stenosis, and lumbar disc herniation
  • Describe the current evidence-based medical and surgical treatment options including medication management, rehabilitation, psychological co-management, complementary and alternative medicine, and interventional treatment
  • Recognize and prescribe appropriate treatment options to achieve the best outcomes in pain and function
  • Explain the intersection of physiatric and neurosurgical interventions in the multidisciplinary approach to spasticity management

 

Registration Fees

$165.00 Physicians
$150.00 Other Healthcare Professionals
$50.00 Lifespan Employees, Residents, Fellows, Postdocs, Health Profession Students