Team-based Care for Low Back Pain: A Panel Discussion
Current management practices for low back pain, irrespective of the approach taken, have largely failed to control costs or improve clinical outcomes. In the U.S., the prevalence and costs of back pain treatment are high and increasing —but clinical outcomes are not improving. This panel session explores how restructuring the delivery of spine care, including team-based care, is necessary. Changing spine care delivery can help improve patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes and reduce costs. The panel reviews and discusses real-world case scenarios.
Faculty: Robb Russell, DC; Melissa Nagare, DC, Lac; and Clifford Lee, LAc
This .5-hour CE activity is designed for all clinicians who treat chronic pain.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Address how fragmentation and misdirected care, inappropriate incentives, and inefficient communication lead to poor outcomes for low back pain
- Explain how team-based, relationship-centered care can refine the approach to low back pain to produce optimal patient outcomes
- Explain how integrative care options can be pragmatically incorporated in a care plan
Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality
AIPM does not share your personal information provided to this site with any third party, except where required by CE governing bodies for verification of CE activities. Your email address will only be used to contact you in relation to your activities on the website.
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to subsitute for the independent medical judgement of a health care provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition.
Presentations used with permission. Copyright © Academy of Integrative Pain Management 2018
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.
Robb Russell, DC, is a graduate of San Diego State University and the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, a component college of Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU). He practiced privately from 1982 until coming to SCU in 2012. He is assistant vice president, SCU Health System, and clinical chief of staff with administrative oversight of family and lifestyle medicine, sports medicine, fitness and human performance, diagnostic imaging, and spine care. He holds an appointment as an attending doctor within physical medicine and rehabilitation for the chiropractic residency program at the VA Medical Center, West Los Angeles.
Melissa A. Nagare, DC, LAc, received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College. She graduated summa cum laude from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic and College of Eastern Medicine at Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU). Following graduation, she practiced at a large, multidisciplinary clinic, and was also employed as an SCU faculty member. In 2012, Dr. Nagare was appointed SCU's chief clinical officer (CCO) and director of the University Health Center. She is currently serves as CCO and vice president of SCU Health System. Dr. Nagare has served as a director on the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians (ACBSP) since 2015. Her research interests include integrative health delivery models for spine-related disorders and use of integrative medicine approaches for improving health care costs and outcomes.
Clifford S. Lee, LAc, is a clinician (licensed acupuncturist in California) in the SCU Health System, based in the Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCUHS) University Health Center at Whittier, California. He is also a part-time instructor in the College of Eastern Medicine within SCUHS, teaching acupuncture, herbology, and nutrition courses.
Disclosure of Conflict of Interest
All individuals in a position to control the content who had relevant financial relationships are listed below. If their name is not listed below, they disclosed that they had no relevant financial relatioships.
Dr. Russell reports that he has nothing to disclose.
Dr. Nagare reports that she has nothing to disclose.
Mr. Lee reports that he has nothing to disclose.
Acknowledgement of Commercial Support
No commercial support was received for this educational activity.
Method of Learner Participation: Each learner will listen to each audio self-directed module while following along with the visual slides. Upon completion, each learner will answer evaluation questions to receive their certificate.
Satisfactory Completion: Learners must complete an evaluation to receive a certificate of completion. Your chosen sessions/videos must be viewed in their entirety.
Bibliographic Sources: Bibliographic sources can be found on the program slides.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management designates this live activity for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Osteopathic Association accepts ACCME accredited programs for Category 2-A CME credit.
Nurses and Pharmacists
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco, LLC and the Academy of Integrative Pain Management. Amedco, LLC is jointly accredited by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. Amedco designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of .5 contact hour for nurses and .5 knowldege-based contact hour for pharmacists. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extrent of their participation in the activity. PHARMACIST NOTE: The only offiical Statement of Credit is the one you pull from CPE Monitor.
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) recognizes the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as approved accreditors and allow reciprocity for AANPCP continuing education credit.
- 0.50 ACPE
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 0.50 ANCC
- 0.50 Document of Attendance