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Low Back Pain and Sciatica course for Medical Doctors

Speciality Classification
Medical Doctors
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Faculty of Pain Medicine RCA, British Pain Society

This session describes how to assess and manage patients aged over 16 years in accordance with the low back pain and sciatica guideline (NG59) published in 2016 by NICE


By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Assess a patient who presents with back and/or leg pain, including use of risk stratification
  • Support patients to self-manage
  • Select initial management approaches
  • Describe how to manage sciatica
  • Summarise treatments available in secondary care

Low back pain is the main reported reason for absence from work and the most common cause for years lived with disability in the UK. The majority of patients who present to primary care improve rapidly, but up to one third are left with ongoing or recurrent symptoms that greatly affect their quality of life and lead to considerable healthcare and social costs

Instructors / Speakers
Simon Somerville,
Musculoskeletal & Sports Physician

Simon has a background in General Practice, but specialises in Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine. He currently works in a musculoskeletal interface service, and at the Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Keele University. He was previously a member of the NICE Low Back Pain Guideline Development Group.

His past experience includes working in professional football and at the Commonwealth Games. In his spare time Simon is a keen triathlete, fell runner and climber.

Low Back Pain and Sciatica course for Medical Doctors
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Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Chronic Conditions and Disease Management, Pain management, Pain Management and Palliative Care
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