Assessment and management of low back pain is one of the more challenging conditions encountered by primary care providers. Poor responses to treatment frustrate clinician and patients. This case-based program provides clinical pearls for the assessment and management of low back pain. A 5-step, evidence-based approach to assessment is presented, offering objective, easy-to-implement criteria that allow NPs to differentiate among syndromes. Clear criteria are presented to diagnose causes and determine when pharmacologic therapy is and is not appropriate. The course will help you:
• Differentiate among back pain and determine the probably source.
• Determine if imaging is appropriate and if so, what imaging is best.
• Develop the appropriate treatment plan.