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The Anatomy of a Back Injury

​​Samuel D. Hodge, Jr.
  • Back pain is the second leading cause of missed time from work.

  •     80 percent of the population will have back pain during their lifetime.

  •     Musculoskeletal problems cost the economy more than $215 billion annually.

  •     14 percent of the population suffers a back impairment during the year that will limit     activities of daily living.

Professor Sam Hodge’s The Anatomy of a Back Injury provides an anatomical overview of the spine that will help ascertain trauma-related abnormalities. You will learn the individual parts that make up the back, and you will learn the function of vertebrae, spinal cord and spinal nerves individually and as a system. Special focus on the mechanism of injury gives you insights on how to maximize or minimize a claim of a herniated disc or soft tissue injury. You will explore the physical examination of the spine and translate that knowledge into actions for cross-examining a doctor when confronted with positive diagnostic or physical findings.

You can expect to have these questions answered…

  • When do you obtain a radiological review?

  • How do you identify a pre-existing condition?

  • How do you use a pre-existing problem to your advantage?

  • How can you minimize positive findings on a CT scan, X-ray, or MRI?

  • How do you present or defend a herniated or bulging disc claim?

  • How do you cross-examine the physician to discover the real origins of the problem?

Program Agenda & Detail

3 Hours

[Part I: 90 Minutes]

Basic Anatomical Terms

  •  Keys terms for understanding medical reports and diagnostic test results dealing with
    the back

  • Difference between ligaments, tendons, muscles and fascia

Anatomy of the Back

  • Parts of the spine

  • Why the spine has four curves

  • Different parts of the vertebrae, discs and spinal cord

  • Which parts are more prone to injury


[Part II: 90 Minutes]

Anatomy of the Back – Continued

  • Spinal surgery — laminectomy, discectomy, fusion, foraminotomy, percutaneous laser discectomy and artificial disc

  • Why physicians order X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs

        - The difference between the tests


Unconditional Guarantee
If you are not convinced that your understanding of the course topic has
improved after completion of any P.E.G.® seminar, we will refund your course tuition.

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