Low Back Pain to Burn or to Stimulate? A Guide to Patient Selection

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Friday, Jan. 13

Both neurostimulation and lesioning of the back neural structures are advocated for the treatment of low back pain. The session will aim to explore the pathophysiology of low back pain and evidence for therapeutic approaches to medial branches. Additionally, the session will explore the indications and procedures for discogenic pain. The session will provide clear guidelines on patient selection for LBP interventions.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss what is known about the pathophysiology of low back pain and its mechanisms.
  • Examine the value of stimulation of the medial branch and explore the patient profile who is likely to benefit from medial branch stimulation.

Pathophysiology of Low Back Pain What Is Known and Where Are We?

Frank J.P.M. Huygen, MD PhD

Neurostimulation of Medial Branch What Is the Ideal Patient Profile?

Christopher J. Gilligan, MD MBA

Who Benefits From RF of the Medial Branch for Low Back Pain? Patient Selection

Samer N. Narouze, MD PhD

Faculty and Presentations subject to change.