Low back pain: An integrative approach

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Publication Date

November 2008


About the Presenter:

Ian A. Cyrus, MS, is a practioner of acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine. He has studied, practiced, and taught various forms of traditional Asian healing arts for over 30 years. Mr. Cyrus specializes in the treatment of chronic and acute myofascial pain and dysfunction, sport injuries and musculoskeletal pain. He is the president emeritus of the American Association of Oriental Medicine (AAOM) and has served as visiting faculty at two Oriental Medicine training institutions.

This lecture was delivered as part of the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine's Grand Rounds series on November 11, 2008. Copyright 2008 by Ian A. Cyrus, MS.

The streaming video lasts approximately 1 hour. The first 6 minutes are audio-only, while slide projection difficulties get resolved.

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Overall goals and objectives:

1. Review current treatment model for low back and hip pain
2. Describe common causes and mechanisms of injury
3. Learn Oriental Medicine Assessment approach to low back and hip pain
4. Review integrative treatment options for low back and hip pain