ISBN 9781901346527,Common Spinal Disorders Explained

Common Spinal Disorders Explained



Remedica Books

Publication Year 2005

ISBN 9781901346527

ISBN-10 1901346528


Number of Pages 150 Pages
Language (English)

Medical genetics

If it were a disease, back pain would be called an epidemic: 80 percent of Americans will battle back pain at some point in their lives, making it the number two reason for doctor visits, after coughs and other respiratory infections, costing the country more than $100 billion annually in medical bills, disability, and lost productivity at work. This book ? a new volume in the Explained Series ? details the common conditions that cause back pain and outlines a methodology for the diagnosis, investigation, and treatment of these conditions. Contents include: history and examination, imaging, anatomy, thoracolumbar trauma, mechanical low back pain, prolapsed thoracolumbar intervertebral discs, lumbar spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, spinal infections, spinal tumors, inflammatory arthropathies affecting the spine, disorders of the sacrum and the coccyx, anatomy of and injuries to the C-spine, cervical radiculopathy, cervical spondylosis and myelopathy, and pediatric spinal conditions. For general and emergency physicians, orthopedic surgeons in training, rheumatologists, and radiologists.