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Managing Sciatica and Radicular Pain in Primary Care Practice

  • Francoise Laroche
  • Serge Perrot

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Concepcion Pérez Hernández, Noelia Sanchez, Ana Navarro-Siguero, María Teresa Saldaña
    Pages 1-15
  3. Concepcion Pérez Hernández, Noelia Sánchez, Ana Navarro-Siguero, María Teresa Saldaña
    Pages 17-31
  4. Ana Navarro-Siguero, Concepción Pérez Hernández, María Teresa Saldaña
    Pages 33-55
  5. Kika Konstantinou, Joanne L. Jordan
    Pages 87-105

About this book

Introduction

Low back pain is described as a very common condition that tends to affect about 70% of the population at some point in time with varying degrees of symptom severity. Although definitions vary, sciatic pain is generally defined as back-related pain radiating to the leg (normally below the knee and into the foot and toes) and is one of the commonest variations of low back pain. Patients with sciatica typically experience a more persistent and severe type of pain, a less favorable outcome, consume more healthcare resources and have more prolonged disability and absence from work than those with low back pain alone. Managing Sciatica and Radiculopathies in Primary Care Practice provides a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the subject and key information for primary care practitioners about low back pain in patients, including definitions and causes, current management approaches, diagnostic and treatment algorithms, as well as clinical practice guidelines.

Keywords

Back pain Leg pain Radicular Sciatica Spine

Editors and affiliations

  • Francoise Laroche
    • 1
  • Serge Perrot
    • 2
  1. 1.Saint-Antoine University HospitalParisFrance
  2. 2.Hôtel-Dieu Hospital Pain ClinicParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-907673-56-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Healthcare 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer Healthcare, Tarporley
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-907673-55-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-907673-56-6
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