SMBD- Jewsih General Hospital, McGill University
Low back and pelvic pain (LBP) is the second most common complaint presented to primary care physicians. The estimated overall cost of care of LBP is huge : in the U.S., the cost is estimated at $ 92 Billion annually. However, the amount of training time devoted to diagnosis and treatment of LBP in medical school and family medicine residency is very limited and insufficient, for such a common illness. This workshop will survey current evidence in 2017 for what works, and what doesn't work, in the clinical diagnosis and treatment of LBP, and how the family physician can apply this evidence in daily practice. A number of Clinical "Pearls" will be discussed, to simplify the clinician's approach to low back and pelvic pain, including how to screen for Sacro-Iliac Joint Syndrome (SIJ), a common and frequently overlooked cause of low back and pelvic pain.
As a result of attending this session, participants will be able to
better understand the key evidence for and against specific diagnostic and treatment strategies for LBP, and to streamline the clinician's approach to LBP management. The goal is to save time, improve patient care, yet cover the essentials of LBP management.
16:00 - 17:00
|Workshops - F||Approach to low back pain in 2017: What works, what doesn’t work, what does the evidence say?||St-Pierre|
11:40 - 12:40
|Workshops - E||Evidence-based rapid office diagnosis of lumbar and pelvic pain||Fontaine F|