Using the CORE Back Tool for Managing Low Back Pain in Primary Care: Recognizing the Patterns of Pain
Type: Session Therapeutic: Ophthalmology,Orthopedics,Rheumatology
Friday May 11 4:45pm to 5:45pm Location: Lecture Hall 1 Credits: 1 Mainpro+
The revised CORE (Clinically Organized Relevant Exam) back tool is a simple, effective method of assessing patients with low back pain and offering initial management strategies. It uses the patient’s history and physical examination to identify the four patterns of mechanical back pain and to direct initial management. The CORE covers the common Red Flags and psychosocial Yellow Flags, the indications for imaging and referral. It offers suggestions for mechanical treatment based on the recognized pattern of pain. This lecture will discuss the various elements of the CORE tool and will expand and explain the underlying Pattern of Pain classification.
Review the essential elements of the CORE back tool.
Compare the CORE to the underlying Patterns of Pain classification.
List the reasons for additional investigation or referral in low back pain.
Hamilton Hall MD, FRCSC Dr. Hamilton Hall is a Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto and on the active orthopaedic staff at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. In 1974 Dr. Hall founded the Canadian Back Institute (CBI Health Group), now the largest rehabilitation company in Canada. Dr. Hall continues to serve as its Medical Director. He is co-founder of the Canadian Spine Society and is presently the Society’s Executive Director. In addition to over 130 published articles and book chapters and over 1200 invited presentations, many as Visiting Professor at universities in North America, Europe and Asia, Dr. Hamilton Hall is the author of the best-selling Back Doctor series of books for the lay public.