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05/25/2021 7-9 PM CT Orthopedics 308: Managing Chronic Pain – A Chiropractic Perspective

Live Webinar $59.00 2 Steve Yeomans, DC FACO 79

May 25, 2021

7:00 pm

May 25, 2021

9:00 pm

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05/25/2021   7-9 PM CT

Topic: Orthopedics 308: Managing Chronic Pain – A Chiropractic Perspective

Credit Hours: 2

Instructor: Steven G. Yeomans, DC, FACO


Course Description: The purpose of this course is to educate the attendee on management of the chronic pain patient utilizing in part, the Flag system, management algorithms, and working with allied health care providers when needed.

Course Outline:

  • Definition of Chronic pain
  • Discussion of Red and Yellow Flags: Subjective vs. Objective assessment methods.
    • The Flag System
    • Red Flags
    • Yellow Flags
      • Subjective detection methods
      • Objective detection methods
  • Outcome assessment tool options for detecting Red & Yellow Flags
  • Assessment & Treatment Algorithms – The Diagnosis-based Clinical Decision Rule (DBCDR)
  • OBJECTIVE Assessment of Yellow Flags:  Waddell Non-organic Signs (low back & cervical)
  • MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES: Treatment Algorithm;
    • Special management considerations:
      • Co-management with allied health care providers
      • Special self-help strategies (Resources, Apps, etc.)
  • Brain changes when acute pain becomes chronic – Study review
  • Modulating brain changes with manual therapy in patients with cLBP
  • Return to work strategies

Learning Objectives:

  • Outline pain management strategies and treatment protocols.
  • Discuss brain changes through manual therapy
  • Review the flag system.
  • Diagram proper return to work strategies

Dr. Steven G. Yeomans began his practice in 1979 by joining his father as a third generation chiropractor in Ripon, WI. He completed a 5-year residency orthopedic program and became board certified in 1985. He accepted his first post-graduate teaching position with the National College of Chiropractic in 1989 and since, has acquired chiropractic post-graduate teaching positions with 7 other Chiropractic colleges. Since 1984, Dr. Yeomans has lectured abroad and throughout the U.S. and Canada on topics including Impairment and disability rating (currently 6th edition), Industrial consulting, carpal tunnel syndrome and cumulative trauma disorders, rehabilitation, whiplash, documentation, physical therapy, outcomes assessment and orthopedics. In the year 2000, the textbook, The Clinical Application of Outcomes Assessment was released by Appleton & Lange. He maintains his private practice in Ripon, WI with a partner and continues to actively write and lecture.