Chronic Non-Specific Low Back Pain: Yes, a "Cure" has been Found!
After this session, participants will:
1. be able to identify 3 causative factors of chronic non-specific low back pain
2. be able to demonstrate how to identify how to identify the primary condition causing chronic non-specific low back pain
3. be able to articulate how to appropriately treat chronic non-specific low back pain for its full resolution
- Lecture = 2.0 CEUs (2.0 EBP for ATs)
- We recommend a 6 hour hands-on lab with this lecture/course (Please inquire if interested)
Chronic low back pain has been identified as a significant problem worldwide. It has significant cost to employers and employees as a result of time lost from work (Hoy et al. 2012) as well as indirect treatment costs (Krismer and Van Tulder 2007). Nonspecific low back pain comprises 90% of low back pain cases, which have no known cause (Krismer and Van Tulder 2007). Kuchera (2008) pointed out that chronic pain often results in "anxiety, depression, and a reduction in quality of life" (p. 33). Without an apparent pain source or cause, treatment is often a challenge for clinicians, and the ambiguous nature of the condition makes it difficult for patients to endure. A new theory is proposed for the cause of this condition and a treatment protocol will be introduced, called The Wheelhouse Protocol (c), to "cure" the patient, with presentation of emerging clinical data to support the treatment protocol/approach. With 90% of low back pain cases involving chronic non-specific low back pain, clinicians are uniquely positioned to identify the cause and implement treatment quickly to resolve the condition before it produces others maladies.