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Back pain – Key questions (1.5 CPD hours)

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GP and musculoskeletal researcher Dr Nefyn Williams answers questions from GP Dr Melanie Wynne-Jones on investigating and managing back pain.

Learning objectives

This module will update you on:

  • Investigations for back pain, and when they are indicated
  • Patients with symptoms of sciatica and foot drop
  • Diagnosing ankylosing spondylitis
  • Alternatives to opiates for managing pain

This module is free for all registered users of Pulse Learning until 4 July 2012.



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