How to manage spinal pain without the use of opioids

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The Nurse Practitioner Association – New York State

Pre-Conference Learning Labs – Thursday, October 1, 2015

8:00 am – 12:15 pm

LL20 Spinal Biomechanics and Rehabilitation in Clinical Practice
(4 CH) Additional fee of $125 for learning lab

There is a need to bring new research discoveries as it relates to the management of spine related pain and disability. All professionals in healthcare need to have a better understanding of the spine pain patient, new concepts in the diagnosis of mechanical spine pain and how each profession is best placed to treat that patient within an integrated care path. A final need in the healthcare community is how to manage pain of spinal origin without the use of opioid medication.

This presentation will demonstrate current literature concepts as they relate to daily care of the spine pain patient; show how mechanical spine pain can be diagnosed in the early phases of care to increase patient outcome and satisfaction; provide resources for primary care and specialty medical providers to better treat nonsurgical spine pain without the use of opioid medication; and, create an inter-professional dialogue between spine care providers to better care for patients with mechanical spine pain diagnosis.

William J. Owens, Jr., DC, DAAMCP, CPC, Buffalo, NY

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