461 Spine Conditions

Learning Objectives

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

  1. List the indications for imaging in patients with neck pain.
  2. Summarize the most effective interventions for patients with whiplash injury and cervical radiculopathy.
  3. List the indications for referral for surgical evaluation in patients with acute spine injury and arthritis or degenerative neck conditions.
  4. Describe the typical clinical presentation, distinguishing features, and diagnostic evaluation of patients with mechanical or inflammatory low back pain.
  5. Summarize potentially effective treatments for patients with mechanical or inflammatory low back pain.
  6. Summarize the typical clinical presentation and evaluation of patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS).
  7. Describe the nonsurgical and surgical treatment options for patients with LSS.
  8. List significant risk factors for occupational back and neck pain.
  9. Describe potentially effective interventions for preventing occupational back and neck pain.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
Cost:
$645.00

Marc A. Childress, MD, FAAFP, is assistant program direc­tor of the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Fairfax Family Medicine Sports Medicine Fellowship. He also serves as teaching faculty for the Fairfax Family Medicine Residency Program. He completed a primary care sports medicine fellowship and holds a certificate of added qualifi­cations in sports medicine. Dr Childress maintains an active clinical practice. His interests and publications focus on preventive and nonsurgical musculoskeletal care, as well as patient education. 

Christopher Ledford, MD, is an assistant professor in the department of family medicine at the Uniformed Services University and a faculty member with the Eglin Air Force Base Family Medicine Residency at Valparaiso, Florida. He com­pleted a primary care sports medicine fellowship and holds a certificate of added qualifications in sports medicine. 

Steven D. Trigg, MD, is a family medicine resident at Eglin Air Force Base Regional Hospital in Florida. He is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and has participated in research on use of computed tomography robotic knee testing to identify patellar subluxation. 

Zachary Devilbiss, DO, is a fellow in the VCU Fairfax Family Medicine Sports Medicine Fellowship.

Available Credit

  • 5.00 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
12/31/2019

Price

Cost:
$645.00
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