Occupational Low Back Pain: Aggressive Nonsurgical Care

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Bryan Dale Kaplansky
CRC Press, Dec 28, 1999 - Medical - 288 pages
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Written by nonsurgeons, Occupational Low Back Pain: Aggressive Nonsurgical Care outlines the necessary steps to be taken from the time a worker is injured to the time that individual returns to his job. This important book takes you through all facets of diagnosis such as the physical exam, imaging techniques and electrodiagnosis. Treatment strategies include the use of exercise, oral medications, therapeutic spinal injections, manual therapy, and modalities The timing for a surgical referral is also discussed. Return to work issues are covered and the utility of functional capacity evaluations is addressed. The important topic of low back injury prevention is also covered.

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Contents

Exercise Rehabilitation for Occupational
107
The Use of Medications in the Treatment
129
Therapeutic Injections for Low Back Pain
149
Manual Medicine
171
The Use of Physical Modalities for Occupational
201
Lumbosacral Orthotics
213
Operative Intervention for Lumbar
225
Prevention of Occupational Low Back Pain
233
Index
257
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