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Back Pain Management
This evidence-based learning program has been developed by physicians, in association with the Canadian Spine Society, for primary care physicians, educators, and other health professionals. Learners will utilize this program to assist with the diagnosis, sound management, and appropriate treatment of Back Pain in patients.

Clinical Reviews

Yoga Raja Rampersaud MD, FRCSC
In spite of great effort, low back pain (LBP) remains a significant burden on society and one of the most common reasons to see a primary care provider.
Hamilton Hall MD, FRCSC
In 1987, the Quebec Taskforce noted, "Distinct patterns of reliable clinical findings are the only logical basis for back pain categorization and subsequent treatment."

Hamilton Hall MD, FRCSC
Back dominant pain is either intensified by flexion or is not aggravated by bending forward.

Yoga Raja Rampersaud MD, FRCSC
Leg dominant pain suggests direct nerve root involvement: radicular, not referred symptoms.

With this special issue of the Journal of Current Clinical Care we aim to provide community healthcare professionals with practical clinical insight and support in managing patients with back pain.

Jacqueline Gardner-Nix
The management of neuropathic pain at any age is aimed at the relief of suffering rather than focusing on decreasing pain scores, and it should involve even simple measures that affect pain and coping.
Alex Smith et al.
This article highlights the complex challenges seen when managing pain in patients with moderate or advanced dementia.
M. Bachir Tazkarji MD, CCFP, ABFM
As the population is aging, physicians from all specialties are expected to see more older adults at their outpatient practices and in the acute settings.
Linda M. Rapson et al.
Acupuncture, an ancient form of medicine that originated in China several thousand years ago, has been used by Canadian physicians since the 1970s.
Grant Chen
Chronic abdominal pain is a common problem that is frustrating for both the patient and the physician.