At the conclusion of the activity, learners will be able to:
1) Identify neurologic disorders causing neck/back pain
2) Obtain proper history and examine patients with neck and back pain
3) Identify the red flags and refer appropriately
Professional practice gap to be addressed: Identify the patients who need emergent intervention to prevent neurological disability.
Overall goal: Proper evaluation of patients with neck and back pain, and identify red flags so that patients can be referred appropriately in a timely manner.
Target audience: Physicians, mid-level providers, nurses