Lower Body Evaluations, Examinations and Injury Management (Lumbar)

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Estimated time to complete session: 75 min.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

1. Perform a lumbar spine examination.
2. Compare and contrast common lumbar spine disorders and the recommendations for diagnostic criteria and referral.  
3. Determine the indications for surgical intervention and referral.
4. Identify evidence-based non-opioid treatment strategies for patients with chronic back pain.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
09/10/2020

Michael J Petrizzi, MD, FAAFP, Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University Sports Medicine Center, Virginia Commonwealth University Athletics Primary Care Physician; Private Practice, Hanover Family Physicians, Richmond, Virginia

Available Credit

  • 1.25 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
09/10/2020
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