Key Features

  • 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.

Table of Contents

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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About the authors

David Borenstein

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Professor of Medicine, George Washington University Medical Center, Potomac, MD

Sam Wiesel

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor & Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC

Scott Boden

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Decatur, GA