This course lays the anatomical groundwork for understanding pain management and spine surgery procedures. Building a strong understanding of the nervous system and spinal column anatomy is integral to understanding these procedures. This course is recommended prior to taking the Pain Management series.



Lesson 1: Introduction to Pain Management and Fundamentals of Nervous System Anatomy

  • Label primary structures related to the central nervous system
  • Distinguish between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems
  • Identify where the central nervous system changes to the peripheral nervous system

Lesson 2: Nerve Plexuses and Other Single Nerves

  • Label nerve plexuses
  • Define the sciatic and femoral nerves, and popliteal fossa
  • Identify the branches of the trigeminal nerve

Lesson 3: Spinal Column and Vertebral Anatomy

  • Name the 5 major sections of the spinal column
  • Identify structural components of a vertebra
  • Differentiate between the lamina, foramen, and facet joints

Target Audience

  • Professional Fee Coders
  • Facility Outpatient Coders
  • Billing professionals
  • Coding compliance professionals
  • Practice Managers
  • Coding Compliance Managers

CE Credits

This program has been approved for 2 continuing education units for use in fulfilling the continued education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

  • Domain: Data Structure, Content, and Information Governance

This program has the prior approval of the American Academy for Professional Coders (AAPC) for 2 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.


Purchasing Details

  • Upon purchase, you will have a 6-month subscription to this course. This will allow you the opportunity to complete and review as often as you like for 6 months.
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