Evidence-Based Management of Low Back Pain book cover

Evidence-Based Management of Low Back Pain

Covering all commonly used interventions for acute and chronic low back pain conditions, Evidence-Based Management of Low Back Pain consolidates current scientific studies and research evidence into a single, practical resource. Its multidisciplinary approach covers a wide scope of treatments from manual therapies to medical interventions to surgery, organizing interventions from least to most invasive. Editors Simon Dagenais and Scott Haldeman, along with expert contributors from a variety of clinical and academic institutions throughout the world, focus on the best available scientific evidence, summarizing the results from the strongest to the weakest types of studies. No other book makes it so easy to compare the different interventions and treatment approaches, giving you the tools to make better, more informed clinical decisions.

Book, 608 Pages

Published: January 2011

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09536-5


  • Foreword by Charles Branch, MD



    Section 1: Introduction

    1. Evidence-Based Management of Low Back Pain

    2. Guide to Using This Textbook

    3. Assessment of Low Back Pain

    4. Management of Acute Low Back Pain

    Section 2: Education

    5. Physical Activity, Smoking Cessation, and Weight Loss

    6. Watchful Waiting and Brief Education

    7. Back Schools and Fear Avoidance Training

    Section 3: Exercise

    8. Lumbar Stabilization Exercise

    9. Lumbar Strengthening Exercise

    10. McKenzie Method

    Section 4: Medication

    11. Common Analgesics

    12. Opioid Analgesics

    13. Adjunctive Analgesics

    Section 5: Physical Modalities

    14. Electrotherapeutic Modalities and Physical Agents

    15. Traction Therapy

    Section 6: Manual Therapies

    16. Massage Therapy

    17. Spinal Manipulation and Mobilization

    18. Medicine Assisted Manipulation

    Section 7: Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies

    19. Nutritional, Herbal, and Homeopathic Supplements

    20. Needle Acupuncture

    Section 8: Behavioral Therapies

    21. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    22. Functional Restoration

    Section 9: Injection Therapies

    23. Epidural Steroid Injections

    24. Trigger Point Injections

    25. Prolotherapy

    Section 10: Minimally Invasive Therapies

    26. Lumbar Medial Branch Neurotomy

    27. Intradiscal Thermal Therapies

    28. Nucleoplasty

    Section 11: Surgical Therapies

    29. Decompression Surgery

    30. Fusion Surgery and Disc Arthroplasty


    Back Matter


    Answer Key



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