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Evaluation and Conservative Treatment of Back and Spine Pain




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Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints from patients today and is often chronic.  In this series, New England Baptist Hospital Physiatrists James Rainville, MD and Carol Hartigan, MD discuss the science of back pain and conservative treatment options including the use of narcotics and spinal injections.

Target Audience

This educational program is designed for physicians, fellows, residents, and other health professionals interested in expanding their knowledge base and expertise in the evaluation and treatment of back, neck and spine pain.

Learning Objectives

  • General overview of the anatomy of the back and spine
  • Understanding the causes of back and spine pain
  • Evaluation and conservative treatment options for degenerative back and spine disease
  • Effective use of opiates and injections for treatment of back and spine pain

Presentation Materials

Long-term Opioid Therapy vs Exercise/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Refractory Chronic Low Back Pain


Nothing to disclose.

Accreditation Statement

New England Baptist Hospital designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. New England Baptist Hospital is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Release date: 8/1/2018 – Expires: 8/1/2021

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