Mayo Clinic Proceedings - Symposium on Pain Medicine - The Evaluation and Treatment of Low Back Pain
One of the premier peer-reviewed clinical journals in general and internal medicine, Mayo Clinic Proceedings is among the most widely read and highly cited scientific publications for physicians, with a circulation of approximately 125,000. Mayo Clinic Proceedings is published by Elsevier and sponsored by Mayo Clinic and the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. The mission of Mayo Clinic Proceedings is to promote the best interest of patients by advancing the knowledge and professionalism of the physician community. Since 2009 the Journal has offered CME credit for specific articles from both the Mayo Clinic for Concise Review for Clinicians and specially commissioned Symposia articles (comprehensive coverage on one topic).
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William Lanier, M.D., Thomas Beckman, M.D., Christopher M. Wittich, M.D., Terry Jopke, Nicki Smith
W. Michael Hooten, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN
Steven P. Cohen, MD, Professor Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD; and Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Financial support and disclosure:
Dr. Hooten and the Planning Committee have nothing to disclose.
Dr. Cohen has done consulting, outside the submitted work, for Halyard/Kimberly Clark, St. Jude, and Semnur Pharmaceutical.
References to off-label and/or investigational usage(s) of pharmaceuticals or instruments: None
The target audience for Mayo Clinic Proceedings is primarily internal medicine physicians and other clinicians who wish to advance their current knowledge of clinical medicine and who wish to stay abreast of advances in medical research.
On completion of this article, you should be able to (1) distinguish the key anatomical structures implicated in the pathogenesis of low back pain, (2) identify the clinical characteristics that differentiate axial and radicular low back pain, and (3) formulate an evidence-based treatment plan for low back pain.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™