Activity ID



April 5, 2024

Format Type


CME Credit



$25 per module

CME Provider: American College of Physicians

Description of CME Course

Chronic pain affects over 50 million people in the US and 1.5 billion world-wide. This module is one of two that allow learners to apply their pain management knowledge to a series of cases on pain; this one on low back pain. This module is part of a nine-module series that contains 7 didactic modules on Pain Management and 2 modules of case studies. Modules can be viewed independent of each other.

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Educational Objectives

1. Perform bio-psychosocial assessment of a patient with low back pain.
2. Establish a prioritized differential diagnosis for a patient with low back pain.
3. Formulate a treatment plan for a patient with low back pain.
4. Select communication frameworks to enhance patient partnership when communicating about pain and pain management.


"diagnose low back pain"; "self-assessment low back pain"; "treatment low back pain"


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Practice-based Learning & Improvement

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

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