Back Pain

The 3-Minute Primary Care Low Back Examination

Back Tools/Guidelines:

Management:

Management: Non-Pharmacological Therapies

Educational Resources and Tools – For Patients

Spinal Stenosis

Cannabis

Community Resources

Headaches

Migraines

Conditions Specific Toolkits and Guidelines

Patient Resources and Tools

Neuropathic Pain

Assessment (Condition specific)

Fibromyalgia

Myofascial Pain

Central Sensitization Syndrome

Chronic Pain as a Symptom or a Disease

Non-Pharmacological Therapies

Goals and Goal Setting

Interventional Therapies

Physical Activity

Physical Therapy

Psychosocial Therapy

Self-Management 

Articles

Pharmacological Therapies

Non-Opioids

Opioids

Opioids and Pain Management Essentials

Opioid Substance Use Disorders and Aberrant Behaviour

Opioid Tapering

Buprenorphine/Naloxone (Suboxone)

Opioids

Dr. Andrea Furlan Kirk Foat and son

Substance Use
 

Pain Assessment

General Pain Assessment

 
 
 
Psychological Factors
 
Sleep Resources
 
Education Resources – For Healthcare Professionals
 
  • Mnemonic for Borderline Patient Management (ADOBE)

ADOBE
Acknowledge feelings (Your anger or your patient’s anger)
Discover meaning (What your anger or patient anger means)
Opportunity to express empathy (for patient and for you as a clinician)
Boundaries (Set them clearly)
Extend the system (and not yourself)

 
Educational Resources and Tools – For Patients
 

Articles on physician communication skills (general)

Articles on communication in Chronic pain

Motivational Interviewing examples (role play)

Chronic Pain Communications

  • [Video] Pain Week – Issues in Patient Provider Communications on Chronic Pain (5m06s)
    • Patients with pain often report feeling discounted by health care providers, family, coworkers and caregivers. Dr. Geraghty comments on the etiquette of successful patient communication so that patients feel validated and better treatment outcomes are achieved