Self-funded Employer Cost Savings Associated with Proper Diagnosis & Treatment of Lower Back Pain
Back pain diagnosis should be comprehensive before surgery. Approximately 300,000 lumbar fusions are performed each year; 40% are unsuccessful and 17% are misdiagnosed, resulting in the wrong procedures being performed.
The sacroiliac joint is 15-30% of lower back pain. With proper diagnosis ruling out sacroiliac (SI) joint disease using a differential diagnosis, minimally invasive surgical (MS) SI joint fusion can provide significant cost savings by eliminating retreatments, revisions, additional treatments, unnecessary treatments, and save insurance companies and self-funded employers millions of dollars.
In this session attendees will:
Understand how proper diagnosis of low back pain can save insurers and self-funded employers significant monies
Understand how and why minimally invasive sacroiliac join fusion is becoming more and more important in the treatment of low back pain