Previously published as two separate books, Low Back Pain and Neck Pain—each considered a classic in its field—the new Back and Neck Pain, 3rd Edition presents all of today's best clinical knowledge on both of these areas in a single comprehensive, definitive volume. Its multidisciplinary approach thoroughly explores the pathophysiology, evaluation, and management of back and neck pain, putting the latest techniques and treatments at readers' fingertips.
- Presents all of the newest medication guidelines—including tumor necrosis factor inhibitors in in-flam-matory disease and sciatica · the appropriate use of cox-2 inhibitors and analgesics · and much more.
- Explores hot topics such as Tnf alpha inhibitors in spine disease · new osteoporosis therapies · and recent breakthroughs in diabetes treatment.
- Updates the surgery section with new information on minimally invasive surgery · the role of bone morphogenic protein · and disc replacement.
- Incorporates new content on complementary and alternative therapies.
Section I. Anatomy and Physiology of Neck and Back Pain
Chapter 1 Anatomy and Physiology of Neck and Back Pain
Chapter 2 Epidemiology of Neck Pain and Low Back Pain
Chapter 3 Sources of Spinal Pain
Section II. Clinical Evaluation of Neck and Low Back Pain
Chapter 4 History
Chapter 5 Physical Examination
Chapter 6 Laboratory Tests
Chapter 7 Radiographic Evaluation
Chapter 8 Miscellaneous Tests
Chapter 9 Algorithms for the management of back and neck pain
Section III: Diseases Associated with Low Back and Neck Pain
Chapter 10 Mechanical Disorders
Chapter 11 Rheumatologic Disorders of the Spine
Chapter 12 Infections of the Spine
Chapter 13 Tumors and Infiltrative Lesions of the Spine
Chapter 14 Endocrinologic and Metabolic Disorders of the Spine
Chapter 15 Hematologic Disorders
Chapter 16 Neurologic and Psychiatric Disorders of the Spine
Chapter 17 Referred Pain
Chapter 18 Miscellaneous Diseases
Section IV: Therapy
Chapter 19 Medical Therapy
Chapter 20 Surgical Therapy
Chapter 21 Occupational Therapy
Chapter 22 Chronic Pain Management
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- © Saunders 2004
- 2nd March 2004
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Clinical Professor of Medicine, George Washington University Medical Center, Potomac, MD
Professor & Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Decatur, GA