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Investigating back pain in pregnancy

Investigating back pain in pregnancy



Time to Complete

1 hours


July 30, 2015


July 30, 2015

Programme Description

The article by Mr Damian Fahy and Dr Glyn Towlerton examines the symptom of back pain in pregnancy. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include how to differentiate physiological and pathological pain and how to investigate and manage the pain.

Educational Objectives

After reading this article the healthcare professional will be better able to:
  • Differentiate between physiological and pathological back pain
  • Investigate low back pain 
  • Be aware of the pathological causes of low back pain
  • Manage low back pain in pregnant women
  • Faculty

    Activity authors
    Mr Damian Fahy
    Consultant spinal surgeon
    United Kingdom

    Dr Glyn Towlerton
    Consultant in spinal and pain medicine
    United Kingdom

    Test author
    Dr Ravi Ramanathan
    United Kingdom


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credits (1 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs. This activity is offered at no cost.


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