Treatment of Low Back Pain in Adults is organized by Alaska Pharmacists Association (AKPhA). This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 1.5 CPE hours.
Release Date: 11/15/17
Expiration Date: 11/15/20
Low back pain poses a significant cost to the healthcare system and the economy. While many times it may be self-limiting, treatment goals of acute and subacute low back pain are aimed towards remission. Goals of treatment for chronic low back pain, however, are geared toward improvement in both pain and function. Various methodologies may be used in the treatment of low back pain, but NSAIDs and opioids have yielded the most robust results in clinical trials. Pharmacists should be aware of common dosing regimens and adverse effects of medications commonly prescribed and be prepared to counsel patients regarding appropriate medication use.
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
• recognize the national impact of low back pain on the healthcare system;
• identify risk factors and clinical presentation of patients with acute and chronic low back pain;
• demonstrate an understanding of the treatment goals and modalities of non-pharmacologic interventions for low back pain; and
• identify pharmacologic options for the treatment of low back pain, including common adverse effects.
Additional details will be posted as soon as information is available.