Education Summary - Dr Jayne Ingham
Dr Paul Cleary, GP, presented to a group of GPs at North Lakes on the practical aspects of back pain with hands on examination of a physio student and practice nurse.
The GPs gained knowledge on how much you can learn about a patient's back pain from gentle palpation of the skin and muscles as well as isolating the tender spots which can improve the diagnosis of the cause of the pain.
He also went through the non surgical interventions such as facet joint blocks and caudal epidurals. It is an area of medicine that is a bit of a mystery to some of us GPs and unfortunately, this uncertainty can be passed on to patients and the chronic pain cycle is established. Look out for future education events on back pain, certainly worth going to.
Paul's presentations are available via the links below.