Fast Facts: Low Back Pain
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Fast Facts: Low Back Pain

David Borenstein, Andei Calin

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Low back pain is one of the most common presenting complaints, can be extremely debilitating and carries enormous economic costs. In 70% of cases, however, no obvious cause is apparent. This makes a thorough history and skilled physical examination essential toidentifying the cause of symptoms and developing an effective therapeutic plan.

This fully revised second edition of Fast Facts: Low Back Pain is the work of two leading experts. It equips the general healthcare professional with the knowledge and skill required to accurately assess each individual patient and offer the appropriate therapeutic choices for maximum pain relief.

- Detailed exploration of the clinical assessment, including history taking, the ‘red flags’ to watch out for, physical observations and gait assessment, psychological considerations, palpation, and neurological and muscle testing.
- Expert guidance on the appropriate therapeutic approach for optimal pain relief, covering conservative management, injections and surgical options.
- Therapeutic exercises for pain relief and progressive restoration of function.
- Maintenance exercises for posture correction, overall stretching and conditioning, andthe avoidance of back strain.

Contents:

  • Clinical assessment
  • Investigations
  • Causes of low back pain
  • Conservative management
  • Injections and surgery
  • Future prospects
  • Back maintenance exercises
  • Useful resources
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Bibliographic Information
Publish State
Published
Language
English
Readership
Professional and Scholarly
Publisher / Imprint
Health Press Limited / Health
Publication Country / Place
GB / Abingdon
Title Identifier (ISBN/ISSN)
9781908541109 / 1908541105
Format
Paperback
Edition
2
Published Date
March 2012
Primary Price
15 GBP
Pages
144
Dimensions
8.2 x 5.9 inches
Illustration
51
Series
Fast Facts