C120 - Lumbar Radiculopathy, Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, Low Back Pain, and Failed Back Syndrome

Event Time: Tuesday April 24, 2018 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Topic(s): Neuro-rehabilitation, Pain and Palliative Care
Director(s): Ligia Onofrei MD
Description: Neurologists frequently evaluate and treat patients with low back and lower limb pain. In this program, we will focus on common conditions such as lumbar radiculopathy, lumbar stenosis, and axial back pain, but we will also review facet arthropathy and sacroiliac joint dysfunction, which are less commonly discussed but frequent causes of back and limb pain. We will discuss the indications and timing for obtaining imaging and further diagnostic tests, the treatments available and the evidence behind them, as well as surgical options and indications for and against surgery. We will also expand on the role of opioid analgesics in the treatment of acute and chronic pain. This interactive program will use the audience response system to present cases that attendees will be asked to evaluate and treat.
Completion Message: Participants will become familiar with evidence-based recommendations for diagnostic testing and treatment of common lumbar spine disorders, including when to obtain advanced imaging, when and what kind of spine injections to order, the appropriate use of opioid analgesics for acute and chronic low back and radicular lower limb pain, and when to recommend lumbar spine surgery.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, Systems-Based Practice

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