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Evidence-Based Management of Low Back Pain
Dagenais, Haldeman
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Covering all commonly used interventions for acute and chronic low back pain conditions, Evidence-Based Management of Low Back Pain consolidates current scientific studies and research evidence into a single, practical resource. Its multidisciplinary approach covers a wide scope of treatments from manual therapies to medical interventions to surgery, organizing interventions from least to most invasive. Editors Simon Dagenais and Scott Haldeman, along with expert contributors from a variety of clinical and academic institutions throughout the world, focus on the best available scientific evidence, summarizing the results from the strongest to the weakest types of studies. No other book makes it so easy to compare the different interventions and treatment approaches, giving you the tools to make better, more informed clinical decisions.

Author Info
By Simon Dagenais, DC, PhD, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Department fo Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontaria, Canada, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY; and Scott Haldeman DC, MD, PhD,Department of Neurology, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA, Department of Epidemiology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA,Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, CA


Table of Contents:

Foreword by Charles Branch, MD



Section 1: Introduction

1. Evidence-Based Management of Low Back Pain

2. Guide to Using This Textbook

3. Assessment of Low Back Pain

4. Management of Acute Low Back Pain

Section 2: Education

5. Physical Activity, Smoking Cessation, and Weight Loss

6. Watchful Waiting and Brief Education

7. Back Schools and Fear Avoidance Training

Section 3: Exercise

8. Lumbar Stabilization Exercise

9. Lumbar Strengthening Exercise

10. McKenzie Method

Section 4: Medication

11. Common Analgesics

12. Opioid Analgesics

13. Adjunctive Analgesics

Section 5: Physical Modalities

14. Electrotherapeutic Modalities and Physical Agents

15. Traction Therapy

Section 6: Manual Therapies

16. Massage Therapy

17. Spinal Manipulation and Mobilization

18. Medicine Assisted Manipulation

Section 7: Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies

19. Nutritional, Herbal, and Homeopathic Supplements

20. Needle Acupuncture

Section 8: Behavioral Therapies

21. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

22. Functional Restoration

Section 9: Injection Therapies

23. Epidural Steroid Injections

24. Trigger Point Injections

25. Prolotherapy

Section 10: Minimally Invasive Therapies

26. Lumbar Medial Branch Neurotomy

27. Intradiscal Thermal Therapies

28. Nucleoplasty

Section 11: Surgical Therapies

29. Decompression Surgery

30. Fusion Surgery and Disc Arthroplasty


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