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Understanding Chronic Low Back Pain

This prerecorded (enduring material) webinar discusses the impact, assessment and management of low back pain and includes discussion on treatment applications to low back pain, emergent low back pain, acute low back pain, and chronic low back pain.

Release date: December 20, 2017
Valid through: December 20, 2020
Format: Didactic, PowerPoint

Full title
Pain Pathways: Effective Pain Management Strategies for Low Back Pain: Emergent, Acute, Transitional, and Chronic

Learning Objectives: 
Upon completion of this module, the participant will be able to:
1) List basic principles of pain care
2) Recognize features of basic diagnoses causing low back pain
3) Describe treatment strategies appropriately used together as an effective multi-modal treatment plan.

The material presented in this activity represents the opinion of the authors/faculty and not necessarily the view of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.

Instructions for Course Participants:

  • This activity will consist of a didactic presentation accompanied by PowerPoint slides.
  • You are required to view the entire presentation.
  • An evaluation must be completed prior to receipt of your certificate.
  • After completing the evaluation, a statement of credit will be generated and printed on your own at your convenience.
  • For additional assistance, please contact the American Academy of Pain Medicine, 8735 W. Higgins Road, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60631, 847-375-4731.
  • If you need further assistance with software requirements, please contact

    The American Academy of Pain Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Credit Designation: The American Academy of Pain Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
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Faculty/Planner Disclosures & Policy: It is the policy of AAPM to plan and implement educational activities in accordance with ACCME’s Essential Areas and Elements to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All program faculty and planners are required to disclose all financial relationships they may have or have had within the last 12 months with commercial interests whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation. Any real or apparent conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to the presentation. All confirmed faculty disclosure information will be made available to participants prior to the activity. Faculty will also be expected to disclose this information to the audience both verbally and in print (slide presentation) at the beginning of each presentation. Faculty members are also required to inform program participants if any unlabeled uses of products regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will be discussed.

Planners and Faculty: 
Beth B. Hogans, MD PhD 
Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Diplomate, American Board of Pain Medicine
Certification in the Subspecialty of Clinical Neurophysiology

Associate Professor and Director of Pain Education
Department of Neurology
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships

Larry C. Driver, MD
Enduring Material Planner/Reviewer
AAPM Professional Education and CME Oversight Chair
University of Texas Distinguished Teaching Professor,
Professor, Department of Pain Medicine,
Professor, Section of Integrated Ethics,
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center,
No relevant financial relationships

Meda Raghavendra, MD
Enduring Material Planner/Reviewer
Loyola Medicine
Chicago, IL
No relevant financial relationships

Jennifer Westlund, MSW
AAPM Staff
No relevant financial relationships