Guideline-Concordant Care for Low Back Pain

woman with low back pain

The accredited patient case presents deeper insights and evidence about the general consensus among multiple medical organizations and societies in the U.S. that routine imaging, surgery, or injections should be avoided for patients with low back pain in the absence of "red flags.” Nonpharmacologic and noninvasive treatments commonly used by chiropractors and physical therapists are recommended as first-line therapy.

Clinical Focus Patient Case
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Christine Goertz, DC, PhD
Professor, Musculoskeletal Research, Duke Clinical Research Institute
Vice Chair for Implementation of Spine Health Innovations, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery