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New York/Stuttgart – Current statistics indicate that 75 to 80 % of people worldwide will experience some form of back pain during their lifetime. Lumbar pain is a leading cause of disability – a global public health burden with serious economic implications. Written by internationally renowned spine experts, the 8th volume in the AOSpine Masters series is a concise, state-of-the-art overview on fundamental management strategies and current issues and challenges. The text covers the full age spectrum – from childhood to older adulthood – and contributing factors such as the sacroiliac joints, genetics, and spine infections.

Clinical evaluation, treatment options, recent research advances, and future perspectives are systematically examined and presented in a clear format. With commentary from leading authorities, this compendium presents candid discussion of significant challenges faced by clinicians who treat back pain. Among the issues addressed are managing patients who have undergone multiple operations, chronic back pain, failed spine surgery, and what to do when all nonsurgical and surgical options have been exhausted.

Key Highlights:

  • Economic considerations, risk factors, and legal aspects
  • Neurological causes, including myopathies, neuromuscular disease, Parkinson disease, and dystonia
  • Conservative treatment options such as drugs, physiotherapy, and complementary medicine
  • The role of minimally invasive surgery in treating degenerative lumbar spine disease
  • Must-read bibliographic references in every chapter
  • Bullet lists of pearls and pitfalls summarize critical points and key concepts

The AOSpine Masters series, a co-publication of Thieme and the AOSpine Foundation, addresses current clinical issues featuring international masters sharing their expertise in the core areas in the field. The goal of the series is to contribute to an evolving, dynamic model of evidence-based approach to spine care.

Vialle et al.
AOSpine Masters Series, Volume 8: Back Pain
Thieme Publishers, New York, Stuttgart. 2017
230 pp, 133 illustrations
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781626232297
eBook – Available from ebookstore.thieme.com, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes
eISBN: 9781626232303
€109.99/$119.99

 

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Thieme Publishing Group is a medical and scientific publishing house employing more than 900 staff and maintaining offices in seven cities, including New York, Delhi, Rio and Stuttgart, Germany. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in online and print publishing. Thieme publishes 150 peer-reviewed journals and more than 450 new books annually. The company has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science. State-of-the-art online products include eNeurosurgery, Medlantis, Thieme E-Journals, Thieme Electronic Book Library, the medical student website WinkingSkull.com and Thieme Teaching Assistant, an innovative web-based platform for faculty. For more information about Thieme, please visit www.thieme.com.

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