I. M. Doctor, M.D. My Office My City, State. UNDERSTANDING BACK PAIN. The information in this presentation was provided to the presenter by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and may be modified. Endorsement of this presentation by the AAOS is not implied or inferred. Thank you to
Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.
The information in this presentation was provided to the presenter by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and may be modified.
Endorsement of this presentation by the AAOS is not implied or inferred.
Thank you to
A. Herbert Alexander, MD
for his significant contributions to the
content of this presentation.
Orthopaedics and The Bone and Joint Decade
Types of back pain
Diagnosing the causes of back pain
Who is at risk for back pain?
MD who specializes in treatment and health maintenance of musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, cartilage and spine)
The expert in treating the musculoskeletal system
The expert in maintaining musculoskeletal health
The expert in understanding both operative and non-operative treatment options
Your Orthopaedic Surgeon—
Getting You Back In The Game
Pain down one or both legs with very little pain in the lower back
Numbness or weakness in the legsSymptoms
Sleep problems, decreased energy, depression, and anxiety
Pain that stress and emotional issues causes or makes worseSymptoms
Abdominal wall muscles
Eight out of ten adults will experience back pain at some timeBurden of Disease
82 million work days lostBurden of Disease
Condition/Injury: Low Back Pain
Conchita Espinosa Chediak
Condition/Injury: Large herniated lumbar disc, severe back pain, and foot drop
Tighten stomach muscles
Move in close when placing object on high shelf
Lift with leg muscles
Spread feet shoulder distance apart
Primary Care Physicians
Ultrasound and massage
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
Corsets and braces
8. How do I stop taking it safely?Medication
Finding a Surgeon
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
6300 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018