100 Questions & Answers About Spine Disorders

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, Oct 7, 2009 - Medical - 172 pages
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Empower Yourself! Whether you're a newly diagnosed patient, a survivor, or loved one of someone suffering from a spine disorder, this book offers help. The only text available to provide both the doctor's and patient's views, 100 Questions & Answers About Spine Disorders, provides practical, authoritative answers to 100 of the most common questions asked. Written with commentary from actual patients, this is an invaluable resource for anyone struggling with the medical, physical, and emotional turmoil of this disease. This book includes sections on: The healthy spine Spine tumors Spinal cord tumors Spine trauma and fractures Spine degenerative disease (disc herniation and canal narrowing) Scoliosis Spine surgery Spine surgery-minimally invasive Spine infections Pediatric spine diseases Pediatric scoliosis Pediatric spine surgery Non-surgical spine procedures (injections) Spine rehabilitation exercises
 

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Contents

The Healthy Spine and Spinal Cord
1
Degenerative Spine DiseaseDiscs
17
Degenerative Spine DiseaseStenosis and Spondylosis
31
Spine Trauma
47
Spinal Cord Injury
67
Tumors of the Spine and Spinal Cord
79
Scoliosis
87
Pediatric Spine Disorders
95
Diagnostic Studies
103
Nonsurgical Treatment
115
Surgery on the Spine
137
Spine Rehabilitation
151
Glossary
161
Index
165
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Rahul Jandial, MD, is a lecturer and attending neurologist in the Division of Neurosurgery UCSD Medical Center and at The Center for Neurosciences and Aging The Burnham Institute for Medical Research in San Diego, CA.

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