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.
Table of Contents
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
Exercise Rehabilitation for Occupational Low Back Pain
The Use of Medications in the Treatment of Low Back Pain
Therapeutic Injections for Low Back Pain
The Use of Physical Modalities for Occupational Low Back Pain
Operative Intervention for Lumbar Spine Disorders
Prevention of Occupational Low Back Pain
"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."