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Minicourse: Practical Answers for Complex Imaging Questions--Hands-on/How-to: Common Spinal Injection Procedures for Diagnosis and Treatment of Back Pain ("How-to" Workshop)

  DATE: Thursday, December 04 2003
  START TIME: 04:30 PM
  END TIME: 06:00 PM
  LOCATION: Room E253CD
  CODE: RC731
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PARTICIPANTS
PRESENTER
William Shiels DO
Dublin , OH
 
Richard Semelka MD
Chapel Hill , NC
 
Wade Wong DO
La Jolla , CA
 
John Mathis MD, MSc
Salem , VA
 

MOC
Musculoskeletal
Neuroradiology
Vascular And/or Interventional
Keywords
Spine, facet joints
Spine, interventional procedures
Spine, intervertebral disks
Walks Thru Week
Interventional
Musculoskeletal
Neuroradiology/Head And Neck
 
Learning Objectives: 1) To describe methods of evaluation of a patient complaining of back pain including history, focused physical exam, and imaging. 2) To describe the technique of common spinal injections and appropriate indications for such procedures along with patient selection. These procedures include but are not limited to discography, epidural steroid injections, nerve blocks, facet joint blocks, sacral iliac joint blocks, and trigger point injections. 3) To review potential complications and to offer advice on avoiding problems and pitfalls.
Disclosure: (W.H.W. has been a member of training faculty for Oxatec, Stryker, Spinal Specialties, and Kyphon; J.M.M. is a consultant to Stryker Medical Corp and a stockholder in Kyphon Corp.)