Low Back Pain Care Pathway: Enduring Material

This program will introduce physicians to the "Patterns of Pain" Low Back Pain Care Path, which is a care model used by Primary Care and Physical Therapy to properly diagnose and treat mechanical low back pain. In pilots, this care model has shown to be effective in resolving low back pain more quickly, and without the use of imaging, narcotic use, and surgery. The care model allows primary care physicians to properly classify the type of low back pain and order prescriptive physical therapy regimens shown to be highly effective in resolving acute low back pain as well as episodic acute episodes of chronic low back pain.

Course Director

Dr. Richard E Protsko has identified no conflicts, Joshna Trbovich, Nathan Bloom, Jennifer Butler, Dr. Amy Crawford Faucher, Heather Daugherty, Lara Massie, Aaron McCullough

Dr. Samuel Sawyer identified that he holds stock in Johnson and Johnson.  Any conflict has been mitigated.

Target Audience

Primary Care physicians and mid-level providers. Physical Therapist. Some orthopedists or neurologists.

Learning Objectives

Identify the clinical sub-classifications of mechanical low back pain and how to best treat each type.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance
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Allegheny General Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

Allegheny General Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM .  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance


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