This activity is part of the Frankly Speaking with Dr. Frank Domino podcast series.
Frankly Speaking CME 231


Pain in EVERYONE’s Neck - Frankly Speaking EP 231Guest: Robert A. Baldor, MD, FAAFP
Music Credit: Richard Onorato

Who couldn’t use a refresher on how to diagnose and treat neck pain in the primary care setting? Review the techniques for assessing neck pain, determining its cause, and providing relief. Immediately apply what you learn to start helping patients with neck pain feel better.

Episode References and Resources:

  • Overview of Dx and Tx: Am Fam Physician  2016 May 1;93(9):746-54.
  • Sub occipital Release: J Electromyogr Kinesiol  2016 Oct;30:31-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jelekin.2016.05.007
  • Self Myofascial Release: Spine 2020 Nov 1;45(21):E1367-E1375


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Release Date: 7/5/2021

Expiration Date: 7/5/2022


Learning Objectives

  • Review the common causes of neck pain
  • Assess methods for evaluating neck pain
  • Explain how to perform a Suboccipital Release in the office and identify other management options



Frank J. Domino, MD

Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health,
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

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Robert A. Baldor, MD, FAAFP

Professor and Chairman, Dept of Family Medicine
UMass Medical School/Baystate 

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Pain in EVERYONE’s Neck - Frankly Speaking EP 231