Back pain – dynamic view of the interventional pain specialist

We invite you to a lecture by MUDr. Robert Rapčan, PhD., Medical Director of EuroPainClinics, which will be held on March 5, 2020 (Thursday) at 14:00 in the meeting room of IMS SAS, focused  on diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the treatment of painful back syndromes.

Dr. Rapčan will present the latest methods and techniques of interventional treatment of back pain. The aim of the seminar is to acquaint the audience with current methods and new trends in the field. The seminar is also held on the occasion of the signing of the Agreement on Cooperation in Scientific Research between EuroPainClinics and the Institute of Measurement Science SAS.

MD. Róbert Rapčan, PhD., MBA, FIPP is the Medical Director of EuroPainClinics, a leading European specialist in a wide range of minimally-invasive and endoscopic interventions in the field of interventional back pain treatment. He worked in Sweden for more than 16 years.  Dr. Rapčan is the first holder of the prestigious medical FIPP (Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice) certification awarded by the World Institute of for the pain management in Slovakia and in the Czech Republic. Since 2016 he has been appointed to the prominent position of a FIPP Examiner for international FIPP exams. Since May 2019, he has been appointed a member of the Advisory Board of the International Education Portal for Physicians PainCast.


Back pain in today’s modern population is becoming a part of the lifestyle. We are looking for ways to do sports to prevent back pain, and we do sports at the cost of back pain. We have sedentary or physically demanding jobs, and we compare each other who has more and less back pain, who is helping yoga, who is acupuncture, and who has a trainer, and who is a physiotherapist. There are many guaranteed ways on the internet to do and not to avoid having problems with your back. Television advertisements and many medical workplaces give us new and new information on great methods on a daily basis that will give our back pain immediate farewell. Part of the population dares to harass doctors and their surroundings with back pain in order to maintain their disability pension. Statistics from countries around the world confirm that the better the welfare system in the country, the higher the percentage of the population is on disability pension.

The aim of our presentation is to realistically inform about the current state of diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities of pain syndromes in the Slovak and Czech Republic, to show clinical intersections between different specializations with a view to explaining precise techniques of interventional pain treatment. An important factor in medical decision-making in modern back pain management is not only the clinical but also the time efficiency of the treatment process. Many patients require a quick return to working life.