Interventions in Chronic Pain Management. 1. Update on Important Definitions in Pain Management

Interventions in Chronic Pain Management. 3. Evaluation and Management of Lumbar Pain Syndromes

Michael F. Saulino, MD, Ira D. Kornbluth, MD, E. Anthony Overton, DO, Michele Y. Holding, MD, Mitchell K. Freedman, DO

MF, Kornbluth ID, Overton EA, Holding MY, Freedman MK. Interventions in chronic pain management. 3. Evaluation and management of lumbar pain syndromes.

This self-directed learning module highlights approaches to the investigation of selected lumbar spine conditions. It is part of the chapter on chronic pain management in the Self-Directed Physiatric Education Program for practitioners in physical medicine and rehabilitation. The first objective explores the diagnostic evaluation for groin and buttock pain in a 66-year-old man with pain during ambulation. The second objective describes the unique challenges of managing the adolescent with low back pain.

Overall Article Objective
To review evaluation and management strategies for selected lumbar pain syndromes.

Key Words:Adolescent, Groin, Low back pain, Rehabilitation

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