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Back Pain Fundamentals
Course Code: NA1730

Author(s): Patsy Barnes RN

Pre-approved for: ACM, CA BRN, CCM, CDMS, CLCP, CNLCP, COHN/COHN-S, COPS-KT, CRC, CVE, CVRP, Delaware BON, Florida BON, RNs, RRP

Hours: 6

Back Pain Fundamentals

In this course we will discuss basic anatomy of the back whilst presenting the student with an overview of the common causes of back pain and injury. We will then review commonly found treatments, both conventional and complementary & alternative medicine (CAM). This course also covers back injuries under the American with Disabilities Act, including standard accommodations. We will also introduce several preventative methods for back injuries and pain. 


  • Section 1 – Overview of Back Pain
  • Section 2 – Back Pain Treatment
  • Section 3 – Spinal Stenosis: Questions and Answers
  • Section 4 – Chiropractic Treatment
  • Section 5 – Medication for Back Pain
  • Section 6 – Risk Factors in the Workplace
  • Section 7 – Americans with Disabilities Act
Course Objectives:
  1. List the basic structures of the back, common causes and risk factors of back pain.

  2. List common treatments, both conventional and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

  3. Describe the disease and diagnosis of spinal stenosis as well as identifying treatments, both conventional and CAM.

  4. Compare and contrast chiropractic treatment for back pain.

  5. Detail risk factors in the workplace for back pain and some ergonomic ways to prevent such injuries.

  6. Relate how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) covers those with back pain and accommodations that can be made for compliance.


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