$15.00 for NATA members / $25.00 for non-members
According to the World Health Organization lumbar spine pain is the leading cause of disability. Disc herniation is often attributed as the cause of pain based on frequent findings on MRIs that may or may not correlate with the patient’s symptoms. Non-disc related pain is often diagnosed as non-specific low back pain. In a recent informal Facebook poll, many athletic trainers do not feel they have a working knowledge of appropriate treatment strategies for patients with low back pain. This presentation is designed to identify back pain generators beyond the disc. Specific active and passive movements will be discussed to confirm or rule out contributions to pain and movement dysfunction related to structural issues (disc, fractures), hypermobility issues including instability, and movement restrictions (neurofascia, joint capsule). Conditions will be addressed in evidence-inspired sections consisting of anatomy review, pathomechanics, subjective complaints, red flag screen, movement impairments, and appropriate interventions based on the tissue specific impairment.
Athletic Training Domains:
Domain 2 – Examination, Assessment and Diagnosis
At the conclusion of this presentation, the learner will be able to:
Participants will be able to list anatomical structures that are pain generators in back pain.
Participants will differentiate mechanical low back pain from non-orthopedic causes.
Participants will identify common movement patterns of the lumbar spine.
Participants will select appropriate interventions correlated to the dysfunctional movement pattern.