Occupational Low Back Pain

Excerpted from the SEAK DVD Set: Advanced Orthopedics for Workers’ Compensation & Occupational Health Professionals

Lumbar Spine Injuries in the Worker

Eric Phillip Carkner, MD discusses, presents and explains appropriate initial evaluation and management, and the appropriate use of non-operative treatment including injections and physical therapy. When is surgery necessary? What are the more common procedures that these injured workers are likely to experience? What is the expected time out of work that can be expected after the various procedures?