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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+

  • Description

    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.

    Learning Objectives
    • 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.

  • Speakers