Osteopathic Approach to Low Back Pain

This workshop is focused on the application of osteopathic principles in the clinical management of low back pain, including the treatment of somatic dysfunction related to low back pain.

Learning Objectives:

•    Define low back pain
•    Explain the pathophysiology including the etiology, epidemiology, and risk factors of low back pain
•    Discuss the clinical manifestations and the physical examination finding of low back pain
•    Identify measures to prevent occurrence and recurrence of low back pain
•    Describe and administer the osteopathic manipulative treatment approach to the management of low back pain and discuss the treatment goals of the various types of techniques.

Accreditation Statements:
The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. MAOPS designates this program for a maximum of 1.25 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation.

Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditsä.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) and the National Center for Osteopathic Principles in Education (NCOPPE). MAOPS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Planning Disclosure:
The Continuing Education Steering Committee (CESC) and Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP) Committee members and planners/reviewers of this activity have no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Grievance Policy:
All grievances should be in writing and should specify the nature of the grievance.  Initially, all grievances should be directed to MAOPS Executive Director, who will then forward said grievance to the Education & Convention Committee.  All grievances will receive an initial response in writing within 30 days of receipt.  If the participant does not receive a satisfactory response, they can submit a complaint in writing to the Council on Continuing Medical Education of the AOA at 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.