An estimated 60 million Americans suffer from pain. There has been an explosion in pain research, new pharmaceuticals, the recognition of complementary and alternative therapies, interventional techniques and surgery, professional pain societies and providers with expertise in pain management. Still, the most common condition seen in primary care settings and in pain clinics is lower back pain. Despite the high prevalence of back and neck pain in the population, treatment and ongoing management of these conditions continues to pose challenges in various clinical settings. Educational resources for both primary and specialist clinicians alike are needed to address these challenges.
As part of the Oxford American Pain Library, this practical handbook is designed to serve as a concise yet authoritative resource on diagnosing and treating back and neck pain. Co-authored by two primary care physicians and a nurse practitioner with extensive expertise in pain medicine and management, the book is tailored to the needs of busy health care professionals treating patients in the primary care setting, and focuses on essential clinical information for physicians and other healthcare professionals who see patients with these widespread and often debilitating conditions. In addition to covering all aspects of diagnosis, treatmentboth pharmacological and non-pharmacological, and ongoing management of back and neck pain, the handbook also features chapters dedicated to similar conditions of myofascial pain, whiplash and fibromyalgia.
A guide to the various types and many possible causes of back pain, and practical and holistic advice to help sufferers deal with it
Looking at lifestyle changes, dietary manipulation, supplements, and DIY complementary therapies, this book provides strategies that can help reduce back pain. The 50 things that sufferers can do include choosing beneficial foods and supplements, discovering natural anti-inflammatory herbs and spices, developing strategies to reduce pain, trying out exercises, and finding helpful organizations and products.
50 Things You Can Do Today to Manage Back Pain (Personal Health Guides)
Good News For bad Backs gives you today’s most effective techniques for back pain relief with clear illustrations, sounds advice from the pioneers in non-surgical back pain treatment, and the right exercises for every level of back pain from Severe to Minimal. Treat your chronic back pain with “Back Friendly” non-surgical approaches. This books guides you through recovery with a Step-by-Step guide to gentle, easing exercises. Readers can easily identify their level of back pain by answering simple questions and then recieve specially designed treatments depending on their level of back pain. Stay Pain free by learning life skills for your home and work that speed you back to active life again.
Help yourself to a pain-free back. This easy-to-follow book presents over 80 pages of education and clinically-proven exercises. The simple and effective self-help exercises in Robin McKenzie’s Treat Your Own Back have helped thousands worldwide find relief from common low back and neck pain. This book helps you understand the causes and treatments, along with a system of exercises that can help you relieve pain and prevent recurrence.
The Seventh Edition of this textbook is built upon the peer-reviewed literature and research studies in the diagnosis and treatment of low back and radicular pain, focusing on the nonsurgical chiropractic adjusting methods. This text is the culmination of twelve years of updated research and development of spinal manipulation. From spinal stenosis to rehabilitation of low back pain patients to the latest treatise on fibromyalgia, you’ll find it all in Low Back Pain, Seventh Edition.
You’ll find detailed discussion of:
- Biomechanics of the spine involved in low back pain
- The neurophysiology and pathology of the intervertebral disc and neural tissues in pain production, emphasizing compressive and chemical etiology of nerve pain
- Both federally and non federally funded spine research reports of flexion distraction spinal biomechanics and clinical outcomes of its application
- Researched updated application of flexion distraction and decompression spinal manipulation for spinal stenosis, disc herniation, facet syndrome, spondylolisthesis, transitional segment, scoliosis, and mechanical back pain
- Research studies of Ram Gudavalli, PhD performed at Palmer and National Universities of Chiropractic in collaboration with the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine and Hines VA hospital
- Sacroiliac joint update of anatomy and biomechanics of spinal manipulation
- Chiropractic spinal manipulation compared to medical care and surgery of back and radicular pain for clinical outcomes and cost of care
- Rehabilitation of the back pain patient and its necessity in clinical management
- Intervertebral disc classification of degeneration, herniation types and clinical significance
New chapters in the Seventh Edition cover:
- Nutritional factors in the treatment of intervertebral disc degeneration and osteopenia and osteoporosis of bone
- Treatment for back pain in the pregnant female patient with flexion distraction spinal adjustments
- Fibromyalgia: updated diagnosis and treatment of this problem condition
- Physiological therapeutics used in general chiropractic clinical practice in spine care
- The history and evolution of Cox flexion distraction chiropractic spinal manipulation
- Diagnostic testing from physical examination, diagnostic imaging, laboratory testing, and their combined input to correct diagnosis of the back pain patient
Divided into tabbed sections for ease of reference, this unique guide looks at different aspects of the body in turn. It includes: 1) Separate sections on the workings of your back, your bones, your joints, and your muscles; 2) Information on common disorders and injuries – and when to seek professional help; 3) Remedial exercises, simple self-treatment, and complementary therapies; 4) Dietary and lifestyle advice to keep you as healthy and flexible as possible; 5) Information on the body’s structure and the way we move; and 6) Advice on how aging affects us – and how to live a longer, stronger, more invigorated life.
The Healthy Back Directory : A Complete Guide to Caring for Your Back, Bones, Joints and Muscles