The Spine Handbook

The Spine Handbook

Mehul Desai and Joseph O'Brien

Print publication date: May 2018

ISBN: 9780199350940

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Spinal disorders, especially back pain, are frequent yet challenging for physicians to manage. While most texts are highly subspecialized or focus on only surgical intervention, The Spine Handbook provides a thorough overview, covering the entire spine, of interdisciplinary treatment of common spinal conditions. Sections build from the foundations of history and examination, radiologic imaging, and behavioral assessment through the core topics of both interventional and surgical options, as well as exploring emerging and special conditions and neuromodulation. Chapters are written by experts from a wide array of fields, including physical therapists, radiologists, psychologists, physiatrists, anesthesiologists, orthopedic spine surgeons, and neurosurgeons. This comprehensive handbook provides the fundamental diagnostic and therapeutic information needed to effectively deliver best-practice care for spinal disorders, making it an ideal reference for physicians of any training level who may encounter or treat spinal disorders.

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