Continuing Education 

6 Myths About Back Pain

In this class, Dr. Percuoco will review current literature for numerous back pain myths. Topics range from getting older to surgical interventions for spine pain. He will also provide current recommendations with evidentiary support for clinicians to better manage the complexities of spine pain.



Module 1 Outline
  • Theoretical concepts regarding spine stabilization
  • Emergence of the spine stabilization industry
  • Literature basis for core stabilization exercises
  • Current literature supported recommendations regarding core stabilization and low back pain
  • QUIZ




Module 2 Outline
  • Statistics regarding sinister pathology in health settings
  • Duration of spine-related pain
  • Recurrence of spine pain
  • Non-specific low back pain
  • QUIZ



Module 3 Outline
  • Posture's role in neck and back pain
  • Literature review regarding posture and pain
  • Dose-response relationship of posture and pain
  • Predictors of neck and back pain
  • QUIZ



Module 4 Outline
  • Imaging habits
  • Consequences of imaging early and often
  • Imaging findings in asymptomatic populations
  • Imaging practice guidelines
  • QUIZ



Module 5 Outline
  • Prevalence rates of pain during aging
  • Age and pain
  • Evidenced-based interventions and aging
  • QUIZ



Module 6 Outline
  • Guidelines for spine care management
  • Overutilization rates of invasive procedures
  • Geographic variation in medical practice
  • Best practices in spine care
  • QUIZ




Kevin Percuoco, D.C., Cert. MDT

CE Hours



  • Each module contains a video presentation and a short quiz. You must view the video prior to taking the quiz. 
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  • DISCLAIMER: While Palmer College of Chiropractic endeavors to bring diverse topics and viewpoints for continuing education options for Doctors of Chiropractic, the opinions of presenters do not necessarily represent the views of Palmer College.