This book offers an up-to-date review of the latest research in the field of mechanical back pain. It covers ground not previously covered in books (just published in journal articles and so inaccessible to many practitioners). It is written at a level appropriate for clinicians and undergraduates. It is fully illustrated with high-quality colour photographs of the relevant pathology as well as line diagrams to illustrate the biomechanics. The book provides the 'missing link' in the wealth of literature available on back pain. Back pain affects a large percentage of the population at some time and its effective management has a significant effect on the health and employment economy and on the workload of manual therapy practitioners and orthopaedic surgeons. In order to plan treatment and management effectively, it is important to understand the underlying biomechanics. This book provides the basis for that understanding. It is written by four of the foremost researchers in the field (all well known internationally through their research, publications and international speaking). They are a multidisciplinary team representing some of the main market groups.
- Limba : Engleza
- Cuprins : Plates 1-6 1. Introduction 2. The Lumbar Vertebral Column and Sacrum 3. Muscles and Fascia of the Lumbar Spine 4. Nerves and Blood Supply to the Lumbar Spine 5. Low Back Pain 6. Epidemiology of Low Back Trouble 7. Biology of Spinal Tissues 8. Growth and Aging of the Lumbar Spine-NEW! 9. Forces Acting on the Lumbar Spine 10. Mechanical Function of the Lumbosacral Spine 11. Mechanical Damage to the Lumbar Spine 12. Functional Pathology 13. Spinal Degeneration-NEW! 14. Preventing Back Pain 15. Conservative Management of Back Pain-NEW! 16. Biomechanics of Spinal Surgery-NEW! 17. Surgery for Disc Prolapse, Spinal Stenosis and Back Pain-NEW! 18. Medico-Legal Considerations 19. Summary: Spinal Aging, Degeneration and Pain References Index
- Data Publicarii : 06 Oct 2006
- Editie : 2 Rev ed
- Format : Hardback
- Numar pagini : 336
- ISBN : 9780443100680