Back Pain: Things that Matter—Focus on Smoking and Obesity
This lecture will cover factors that affect low back pain that are outside the commonly thought of risks. The principal focus will be on smoking and obesity, the relationship of these two factors with back pain, and overall health. There will also be discussion of the health care costs associated with smoking and obesity. Further, a more in-depth review of obesity will be included discussing prevalence and the role of dietary changes in weight management.
Faculty: Brian F. White, DO, FAAPMR
This 1-hour CME activity is designed for all clinicians who treat chronic pain.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Discuss the prevalence and progression of obesity in the US.
- List five factors “that matter” in the management of low back pain.
- Discuss the risk factors associated with smoking.
- Discuss the most effective dietary strategies for addressing obesity.
Brian F. White, DO, FAAPMR, is a physiatrist at Bassett Medical Center. He is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation with subspecialty certification in sports medicine, and is also board certified in electrodiagnostic medicine by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. Clinical interests include interventional spine care as well as musculoskeletal pain and injury. He is also interested in the effects of obesity on these clinical issues and the social costs and implications of obesity.
Staff and Content Validation Reviewer Disclosures
The staff involved with this activity and any content validation reviewers of this activity have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
Planning Committee/Faculty Disclosure
Dr. White reports that he has nothing to disclose.
Debra Nelson-Hogan, Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
Cathleen Coneghen, Assistant Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a health care provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
For questions regarding CME for this activity, you may reach the department of education at the Academy of Integrative Pain Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For successful completion of this activity, please complete a pre-test; utilize the audio recordings synched with the presentation slides to review the content, providing answers to your questions as necessary; and complete a post-test and evaluation following the activity. You will then be prompted to print your certificate. This activity should take approximately 60 minutes to complete.
This program is accredited for physicians, nurses, and psychologists. All other clinicians can submit the certificate of attendance upon completion of the program to their licensing boards for consideration of credit.
The American Academy of Pain Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Academy of Pain Management designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Academy of Pain Management is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15881 for 1 contact hour.
The American Academy of Pain Management is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The American Academy of Pain Management maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The Academy designates this activity for a maximum of 1 CE credit.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 APA
- 1.00 Document of Attendance
- 1.00 Nursing Credit