Date: Sunday 18 April 2021
Time: 1.30pm - 5.00pm
In line with the 2021 Global Year Against Back Pain, this interactive workshop will address topics associated with early identification and management options of low back pain. The workshop will focus on current evidence based pharmacological options in managing low back pain, exploring the safety and efficacy of current treatment options, discussing patient expectations of the role they play and the role of the clinician in rationalising their usage. Importantly, we will consider how to assess, identify early contributors to chronic low back pain and what we can do to mitigate the progression from subacute to chronic low back pain. Neuropathic low back pain remains under-recognised and undertreated. This workshop will look at differential diagnosis of neuropathic pain in low back pain, treatment options and how to apply our learnings into clinical practice. The fascinating area of placebo in chronic low back pain will conclude this program, in particular considering how we can harness its power in clinical practice. The workshop will include interactive case studies for practical application of principles that will be addressed by the various multidisciplinary expert speakers. There will be opportunities for questions and networking with peers, so that current evidence-based science can be optimised in everyday practice.