The Annual New Mexico Workers Comp Talk 2015 meeting took place at the Ysleta Resort in Albuq, NM on May 13-15th. I was given an opportunity to discuss causation issues with my talk “Neck Pain in the Work Environment”. The presentation discussed chronic and acute neck pain and addressed causation.

The concepts of temporal relationships, dose response and mechanistic plausibility were discussed as well as a literature review.

The Workers comp talks and conference allow meaningful interaction between MD’s, Lawyers, PT, Insurance companies and nurses in regards to on the job injuries. This sharing of information allows a focus on best practices & methodology to allow for better care of the injured worker.

Dr. Paul Saiz, MD
NASS Coding Committee member
Las Cruces Orthopaedic Associates
Las Cruces, NM