Occupational Low Back Pain: Aggressive Nonsurgical Care, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Occupational Low Back Pain

Aggressive Nonsurgical Care, 1st Edition

Edited by Bryan Dale Kaplansky

CRC Press

288 pages

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Hardback: 9780849300899
pub: 1999-12-28
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Written by nonsurgeons, Occupational Low Back Pain: Aggressive Nonsurgical Care outlines the necessary steps to be taken from the time a worker is injured to the time that individual returns to his job. This important book takes you through all facets of diagnosis such as the physical exam, imaging techniques and electrodiagnosis. Treatment strategies include the use of exercise, oral medications, therapeutic spinal injections, manual therapy, and modalities The timing for a surgical referral is also discussed. Return to work issues are covered and the utility of functional capacity evaluations is addressed. The important topic of low back injury prevention is also covered.

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"This is an excellent book on the nonoperative care of occupational low back pain. It appears to be written mostly for the nonspecialist, but as a specialist, I find it informative and objective. This is a needed addition to the literature."

--Doody

Table of Contents

Introduction

DIAGNOSTIC

Low Back Pain: History and Physical Examination

The Appropriate Utilization of Imaging Studies for Disorders of the Lumbar Spine

Electrodiagnosis and Lumbar Spine Disorders

Diagnostic Spinal Injections for Low Back Pain

The Functional Capacity Evaluation

TREATMENT

Exercise Rehabilitation for Occupational Low Back Pain

The Use of Medications in the Treatment of Low Back Pain

Therapeutic Injections for Low Back Pain

Manual Medicine

The Use of Physical Modalities for Occupational Low Back Pain

Lumbosacral Orthotics

Operative Intervention for Lumbar Spine Disorders

PREVENTION

Prevention of Occupational Low Back Pain

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED004000
MEDICAL / Alternative Medicine
MED065000
MEDICAL / Orthopedics
MED085000
MEDICAL / Surgery / General