DiscoverMSK MattersLow Back Pain
Low Back Pain

Low Back Pain

Update: 2020-12-14
Share

Description

Low back pain is one of the most common clinical conditions seen in outpatient clinics by family physicians, physiatrists and allied health practitioners

It affects so many people and can be quite debilitating 

Dr. Stuart McGill is a world renowned back pain clinician and research, with over 30 years experience

In this episode he helps teach Dr. Alex McDougall, physiatry resident, how to approach patients with low back pain 

For more information on Dr. McGill and to learn more about his research and books please visit his website https://www.backfitpro.com 

Episode Pearls - 
-Back pain is complex and never nonspecific - help identify the cause of your patient’s back pain to create and guide a specific treatment plan. 

-Listen to your patient - each patient comes with their own triggers for their back pain and this can be the key to their recovery 

-Every patient needs a tailored physical exam to identify their specific pain generators 

-Understanding and using the psychology of pain is critical for the rehabilitation of back pain

-Empower your patients to take control of their pain, teach them how to implement spine hygiene techniques when completing everyday activities 

-Walking should not be underestimated! It is a very valuable tool for back pain rehab 

McGill's Big 3 Exercises:

1. Bird dog 

2. Side bridge 

3. McGill curl up 

<figure data-trix-attachment='{"contentType":"image","height":2113,"url":"https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&ik=3b0fa07d6b&attid=0.1.1&permmsgid=msg-f:1685015099181522248&th=1762604e1be25d48&view=fimg&sz=s0-l75-ft&attbid=ANGjdJ-jRYbj7T_QPmrZ6sWcJLMdB9VZ0V5yP0dqxc1bWKyj3X0-1DpbVtGG1k80YjbGI_jz2EBdToNrW1TBPY1WGfoVNFXXmBj26t4y0ONhg3Bo1KgVfCvcoYOs80U&disp=emb","width":1876}' data-trix-content-type='image' data-trix-attributes='{"caption":"Image Courtesy of Vox"}' class='attachment attachment--preview'><figcaption class='attachment__caption attachment__caption--edited'>Image Courtesy of Vox</figcaption></figure>


Comments 
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store
00:00
00:00
x

0.5x

0.8x

1.0x

1.25x

1.5x

2.0x

3.0x

Sleep Timer

Off

End of Episode

5 Minutes

10 Minutes

15 Minutes

30 Minutes

45 Minutes

60 Minutes

120 Minutes

Low Back Pain

Low Back Pain

Dr. Ali Rendely and Guests