Neck and Back Pain: The Scientific Evidence of Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000 - Medical - 495 pages
Written by world-renowned spine physicians, this volume presents a global view of what is known about neck and back pain. This evidence-based book emphasizes cost-effective diagnosis and treatment. Twenty-one chapters cover topics that range from epidemiology, psychological factors, and work-related influences to surgical and nonsurgical treatments, a review of social security systems, and recommendations.

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A Review of Social Influences on Neck and Back Pain and Disability
Psychological Risk Factors for Neck and Back Pain
Influences of Individual Factors and Smoking on Neck and Low Back Pain

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J. Ostman, MD, PhD, is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Karolinska Institute. Dr. ֳtman was formerly head of the Center for Metabolism and Endocrinology, Huddinge University Hospital. He is past Chairman of the Swedish Society for Diabetology, and author of about 300 publications, including original articles, reviews, books, and book chapters. Major research topics are regulation of human adipose tissue metabolism, diabetes epidemiology, and transplantation of insulin producing tissue in human diabetes.
Mona Britton, MD, PhD, is Professor of Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. Dr. Britton is Senior Medical Advisor at the Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care (SBU), Stockholm.
Egon Jonsson, PhD, Leader of the WHO Health Evidence Network, and former Director of SBU, is Professor of Health Economics at the Department of Medicine,
Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. He is a member of the U.S. National
Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine and, for 20 years, Co-editor of the International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care.

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