Title: “Primary Spine Care: An Initiative to Address the Extreme Health Burden of Spinal Pain:
Date: Tuesday, October 10 @ 12:00pm US ET*
*NOTE DIFFERENT TIME to regular schedule: 12:00pm US Eastern Time.
Format: Virtual US ET via Zoom.
Cost: Free to attend.
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Presenter: Scott Haldeman DC, MD, Ph.D., FRCP(C), FAAN
Clinical Professor, Department of Neurology, University of California, Irvine
President, World Spine Care
Low back and neck pain is the greatest cause of disability globally, impacts the most vulnerable members of the population and represents a larger health care expenditure in the US than any other disease. This extreme burden of spine pain, associated disorders, and related disability is increased by the consequences of opioid prescription for spine pain and potentially the comorbid association of spine pain and non MSK disorders. The Global Spine Care Initiative (GSCI), convened by the World Spine Care group of charities, included a literature review and a consensus of 68 clinicians and researchers from 24 countries. This initiative led to the publication of 16 papers that included a care pathway for people with spinal disorders. The GSCI emphasized the importance of the Primary Spine Care Clinician as the coordinating point for a multidisciplinary, integrated approach to reduce the burden of spinal disorders that is inclusive of all clinicians whose care is sought by people with spinal disorders. This initiative expanded on recommendations of the Bone and Joint Task Force on Neck Pain and Associated Disorders which also investigated the potential harms of some of the more commonly utilized interventions such as manipulation. The list of recommended interventions is similar to those recommended by the World Health Organization’s World Rehabilitation Alliance and most other national and international guidelines.
Scott Haldeman DC, MD, PhD, FRCP(C), FCCS(C), FAAN is Clinical professor in the Department of Neurology, University of California, Irvine, Visiting Professor, Southern California University of Health Sciences, Past President of the North American Spine Society, the American Back Society, and the North American Academy of Manipulative Therapy, International Ambassador for the Decade of the Bone and Joint and Chairman, Emeritus of the Research Council of the World Federation of Chiropractic.
Dr. Haldeman is also Founder and currently President of World Spine Care, a non-profit organization endorsed by the Decade of the Bone and Joint, an initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO). This charity has the goal of helping people in underserved regions of the world who suffer from spinal disorders. Chairman of the Global Spine Care Initiative to develop evidence-informed, practical, and sustainable, spine health care models for communities around the world.
Dr. Haldeman has served on the editorial boards of eight professional and scientific journals, published over 250 articles or book chapters and has authored or edited 8 textbooks. He is certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry, is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada and a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. He presided over The Bone and Joint Decade 2000 to 2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders. He has participated in six spine care guideline initiatives for low back and neck pain including the recent WHO Guidelines on chronic primary low back pain in adults. He was awarded the David Selby Award by the North American Spine Society, the Patenge Distinguished Lecturer Award from Michigan State University, an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from the Southern California University of Health Sciences, the Bone and Joint Decade Global Alliance Distinguished Service Award and the Dr. Lou Sportelli Lifetime of Leadership Award.
- Haldeman S, Johnson CD, Chou R, Nordin M, Côté P, Hurwitz EL et al (2018). The Global Spine Care Initiative: classification system for spine-related concerns. Eur Spine J. 2018 Sep;27(Suppl 6):889-900.
- Haldeman S, Johnson CD, Chou R, Nordin M, Côté P, Hurwitz EL et al (2018.) The Global Spine Care Initiative: care pathway for people with spine-related concerns. Eur Spine J. 2018 Sep;27(Suppl 6):901-914