The Role of Endoscopic Surgery for Painful Conditions of the Spine
Co-sponsored by The University of New Mexico School of Medicine Continuing Medical
Education & Professional Development and IITS
Spine pain is one of the most disabling conditions, and is extremely common in the office of primary care clinicians. Some spine conditions are emergencies, and some are not.
This conference will clearly describe both serious and non-threatening spine conditions and offer extensive hands-on training in the physical examination skills that can help distinguish them.
The goal is to foster confidence in the interpretation of the clinical presentation to allow appropriate and effective triage of surgical and non-surgical spine patients.
At the conclusion of this conference, the participant should be able to:
- Be familiar with common spine syndromes
- Identify the importance of radiologic findings in the work-up of spine syndromes
- Describe the importance of red and yellow flags in the evaluation of low back pain problems
- Perform a rapid and effective neurological examination for spine syndromes to screen for dangerous spine pathology
- Perform a rapid and effective musculoskeletal examination for spine syndromes to screen for functional deficits that may respond to treatment or physical therapy
- Document the results of the physical examination clearly
- Develop a persuasive spine referral for dangerous spine issues
- Help coordinate pre-operative and post-operative care with spine surgeons
The University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
UNM CME designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.