A Pocketbook of Managing Lower Back PainBy
- Fraser Ferguson, MPhil, BSc, MCSP,SRP, AHP Clinical Coordinator, NHS 24, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
You are about to go on placement or have recently qualified and are about to treat patients complaining of low back pain. Questions such as 'What do I do?'; 'What do I look for'; 'How do I do it?' may suddenly become overwhelming. This pocketbook covers the examination, initial management and discharge options for patients with low back pain. It will fit easily into your pocket with information that is close to hand.
Physiotherapy students about to go on placement, and junior physiotherapists.
Paperback, 288 Pages
Published: January 2009
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
- 0 PURPOSE OF THIS BOOK
1 REVIEW OF LOW BACK PAIN, PHYSIOTHERAPY AND PHYSIOTHERAPISTS
2 IDENTIFICATION AND SIGNIFICANCE OF RED FLAGS.
3 IDENTIFICATION AND PHYSIOTHERAPY OF CAUDA EQUINA SYNDROME
4 IDENTIFICATION AND MANAGEMENT OF YELLOW FLAGS.
5 THE SUBJECTIVE EXAMINATION
6 OBJECTIVE EXAMINATION
7 AN INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS IN LBP PATIENTS
8 PAIN AND PHARMACOLOGY
9 PHYSIOTHERAPY TREATMENTS FOR LBP
10 EXAMPLES OF HOW SPECIALIST SERVICES CAN CHANGE THE MANAGEMENT OF LBP
APPENDIX POSSIBLE ANSWERS TO CLINICAL CHALLENGES AND CASE STUDIES