Initial Approaches to Low Back Pain, Assessment and Risk Factor Identification
In this podcast we discuss the diagnosis of chronic low back pain, a term that encompasses several pathologies, all of which require different therapeutic approaches. Opioids may be effective in some patients: their prescribing necessitates an assessment of risk for misuse, abuse, and overdose.
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This curriculum is supported by an independent educational grant from the Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies. Please see https://www.opioidanalgesicrems.com/Resources/Docs/List_of_RPC_Companies.pdf for a listing of REMS Program Companies.
Professor of Anesthesiology and Medicine
The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo
Chief, Pain Medicine and Professor of Oncology
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
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Oscar A. de Leon-Casasola, MD: Advisory board: Heron Therapeutics and Tremeau Pharmaceuticals. Consultant: Kowa Pharmaceuticals.
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Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies
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