Key Features

  • Outline format allows quick and easy access to information
  • Liberal use of bold highlights topic headings
  • Each chapter begins with a list of key summary points and clinical pearls

Table of Contents

I. EVALUATION
Epidemiology
Anatomy and Biomechanics
Pathophysiology, Neurophysiology, and Biochemistry of Lumbar Spine Pain: The Degenerative Cascade
Model
A Theoretical Overview of the Diagnosis and Management of Low Back Pain: Acute vs. Chronic Pain and the
Mind/Body Continuum
History and Past Medical History
The Physical Examination of the Spine and Its Functional Kinetic Chain
Clinical Presentation and Diagnostic Subsets
Pseudospine Pain: Conditions that Mimic Spine Pain

II. TREATMENT OPTIONS
The Use of Medications for Low Back Pain
Physical Therapy Options for Lumbar Spine Pain
Manipulation
Return-to-Work and Functional Optimization Programs
Bracing for Low Back Pain
The Lumbar Spine: Imaging Options
Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Injection Procedures
Psychological Considerations
Surgical Options for Lumbar Spine Pain

III. SPECIAL POPULATIONS AND PROBLEMS
Failed Low Back Surgery Syndrome
Chronic Pain Programs
Implantables: Neurostimulation and Intrathecal Drug Delivery Systems
Percutaneous Intradiscal Therapies
The Lumbar Spine and Sports
Low Back Pain During Pregnancy
Children and Adolescents
Elderly Patients
Myofascial Pain and Fibromyalgia, and Soft Tissue Causes of Low Back Pain
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Lumbar Whiplash
Traumatic Injuries of the Lumbar Spine
Independent Medical Examination and Disability Evaluation
Assessing Impairment of the Lumbar Spine
Workers' Compensation
What To Do When There Is Nothing Left to Do
Evidence-Based Medicine
Basics of Personal Injury Law
Medial Malpractice Issues

Details

No. of pages:
600
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2003
Published:
Imprint:
Hanley & Belfus
Electronic ISBN:
9781437711417
Print ISBN:
9781560534938

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