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Friday, September 12 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
B015 The Latest Evidence Based Treatment Of Low Back And Neck Pain (Advanced)

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Low back cases are among the most costly and frequent cases in workers' compensation. There are a confusing number of treatments available for different diagnoses, and hundreds of published articles.  Often, practitioners cannot agree on the actual diagnosis creating the patient’s symptoms. This lecture will review the latest literature with an emphasis on controversial areas, such as why there is a frequent lack of long-term success for spinal injections. Discussion will cover the latest treatments and their likely success rates, as well as patient motivational techniques. The treatment recommendations from the recently updated Colorado workers' compensation guidelines and the ACOEM guidelines, which are currently in the process of updating, will be reviewed. Attendees will discover interesting new evidence that speaks against some of the traditional ideas about how to treat common back and neck conditions.  



  1. Identify pros and cons of various spinal injections.
  2. List available mini-invasive or manual therapy treatments, and describe the evidence for or against using these treatments.
  3. Explain techniques to improve patients’ involvement in their care.

avatar for Kathryn L Mueller, MD, MPH, FACOEM

Kathryn L Mueller, MD, MPH, FACOEM

Dr. Kathryn Mueller has served as the Medical Director for the Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation since the inception of this position in 1991. Dr. Mueller is board certified in Occupational Medicine and is a Professor in the Department of Physiatry and Rehabilitation Medicine and the School of Public Health at the University of Colorado at Denver. In her position with Colorado Workers’ Compensation, she edited and assisted in... Read More →

Friday September 12, 2014 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Borgne 3/F

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