Approach to the Patient with Back Pain - "Oh My Aching Back!” (enduring)

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.00
    • CNE: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Feb 9, 2023
  • Expires: Feb 8, 2026
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
  • Average User Rating:
    (2 Ratings)


Francis Farhadi Francis Farhadi, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Complex & Deformity Spinal Surgery
CAST Spine Deformity Fellowship Director
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Kyla Gilbert Kyla Gilbert, DNP, APRN
Spine Program
Department of Neurosurgery
UK HealthCare
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Needs Statement

This activity will provide education will for primary care physicians in the care of the back. It will also help identify red flags and make a more specific diagnosis. As a result, patients will get the correct treatment and follow-up.

Target Audience

The target audience for this course includes PCPs, APPs, and spine specialists (pain management and PM&R physicians).


Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

1. Identify relevant history, examination, and imaging pearls.

2. Assess patients with spinal pain and refer them to the correct specialist.

3. Identify appropriate medical and surgical management options for back pain.


In support of improving patient care, University of Kentucky HealthCare CECentral is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This enduring material is designated for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IPE Competencies

  • Roles/ Responsibilities

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.00 nursing contact hour.

Faculty Disclosure

All planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content are required to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. An ineligible company is defined as one whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.

None of the planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content for this educational activity have a relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies.

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include a discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Content review confirmed that the content was developed in a fair, balanced manner, free from commercial bias. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.


In collaboration with UK Department of Neurosurgery.