F-10 Approach to low back pain in 2017: What works, what doesn’t work, what does the evidence say?
Tuesday November 28, 2017 from 16:00 to 17:00

Robert Perlman, Canada

Associate Professor

Family Medicine

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.

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