Intervertebral Disk Diseases: Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prophylaxis

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Thieme, 2009 - Medical - 365 pages

The definitive guide to intervertebral disk diseases

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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