The American Back Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing an interdisciplinary educational forum for healthcare professionals committed to relieving pain and diminishing impairment in patients suffering from neck and back conditions through proper diagnosis and treatment. For over 25 years, ABS has organized educational symposia featuring renowned experts in multiple disciplines providing lectures, clinical workshops, case presentations and discussion representing the most current and significant topics in neck and back research and treatment. ABS has now expanded to bring interdisciplinary continuing education to our members in an online forum through our E-Knowledge Center. ABS welcomes all professional disciplines within the healthcare community having a special interest in improving the quality of neck and back care. Membership benefits include discounts to our educational symposia, full access to our E-Knowledge Center including articles, videos, newsletters and online CME opportunities, Certificate of Fellowship or Membership and the opportunity to participate in and contribute to an interdisciplinary educational forum promoting the betterment of back care.

Exercise – Key to Good Health and Back Pain Management

Thomas E. (Ted) Dreisinger, PhD.

Therapy Advisors – San Diego, CA

Exercise for health and disease management is not a new idea.  Claudius Galen’s (129-210 B.C.) influence regarding what has been called ‘the things non-natural’ (clean air, healthy food, appropriate sleep, good working bowels, balanced passions and...
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Clinical and Biomechanical Evidence Validating Pain Centralization and Directional Preference

Ronald Donelson, MD, MS

SelfCare First, LLC

Definitions of Centralization and Directional Preference

For patients presenting with lumbar or cervical pain, the centralization phenomenon (CP) and directional preference (DP) are often identifiable in patients’ histories as intermittent pain that comes with...
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