Intervertebral Disk Diseases: Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prophylaxis

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Thieme, Jan 1, 2011 - Medical - 375 pages
The new edition of this book provides the current information on the diagnostic techniques and therapeutic approaches that will help clinicians optimize care for patients with intervertebral disk disease. The book covers the full range of problems frequently encountered in the clinical setting, including traumatic injuries, non-degenerative disk-diseases, and the numerous clinical syndromes of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. For each syndrome, the book provides the definition and prevalence, anatomy, biomechanics, pathological anatomy and pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and the conservative and surgical treatment options. Features of the third edition:
  • New information on the biomechanics of the spine, pain management recent advances in spinal injection techniques, and microsurgical treatment of lumbar disk herniation
  • More than 560 high-quality illustrations and images, including MRIs, demonstrating key concepts
  • In-depth coverage of essential background information for management, rehabilitation, and preventive treatment
  • Comprehensive online references to aid further research
  • With its accessible presentation and comprehensive scope, this book is a valuable reference for all practicing physicians, specialists in spine surgery, orthopaedists, neurosurgeons, and residents in these specialties.
     

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    Contents

    Introduction
    1
    History and Terminology
    3
    Epidemiology
    11
    General Anatomy Physiology and Biomechanics
    15
    Nondegenerative Disk Diseases
    33
    Discosis
    43
    Traumatology
    59
    Pain Its Pathogenesis and the Evolution of Chronic Pain
    63
    Thoracic Syndrome
    127
    Lumbar syndrome
    133
    Natural Course and Prognosis of Intervertebral Disk Diseases
    305
    The Spine and the Mind
    313
    Back School
    321
    Exercise in a PainFree Range of Motion
    331
    Sports
    337
    Medicolegal Assessment
    341

    Cervical Syndrome
    79

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    Professor, formerly Orthopedic University Clinic, St. Josefs Hospital, Bochum, Germany

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