Back and neck problems constitute a major source of pain, discomfort and lost working days. This book provides a method of understanding, diagnosing and treating spinal problems. `Back Pain: recognition and management': * discusses in detail the procedures necessary to perform a thorough logical and comprehensive clinical examination; * correlates clinical findings with pathonanatomical and pathoneurophysiological changes in the spine and offers an explanation for dysfunction; * outlines differential diagnoses and explains the circumstances requiring additional investigations; * advises on useful manual therapeutic techniques and other forms of treatment available to the patient, eg, injection and surgery; * gives advice on back care, ergonomics and prophylaxis. Extensively illustrated and thoroughly referenced, this text will immediately become a useful reference book for orthopaedic physicians, physiotherapists and all those involved in the treatment of acute and chronic pain.
- Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, November 1994

Table of Contents

CONCISE CONTENTS: Preface; Fundamentals; Cervical spine; Thoracic spine; Lumbar spine and sacroiliac joints; Rehabilitation and prophylaxis; Index


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© 1993
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About the author

Michael Hutson

Affiliations and Expertise

Specialist Orthopaedic Physician, Park Row Clinic, Nottingham & The London Bridge Clinic; President, British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine, UK