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Sciatica and Chronic Pain

Past, Present and Future

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  • Provides a practical approach to the assessment and treatment of sciatica

  • Chapters are structured in a consistent, easy to read manner

  • Written by an expert neurologist

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    • Robert W. Baloh
    Pages 1-4
  3. What Causes Sciatica?

    • Robert W. Baloh
    Pages 19-32
  4. Initial Management of Sciatica

    • Robert W. Baloh
    Pages 33-46
  5. Imaging the Back and Sciatic Nerve

    • Robert W. Baloh
    Pages 47-56
  6. Why Does Pain Persist in so Many Cases?

    • Robert W. Baloh
    Pages 71-88
  7. Treatment of Chronic Neuropathic Pain

    • Robert W. Baloh
    Pages 89-107
  8. Promising New Treatments for Chronic Pain

    • Robert W. Baloh
    Pages 109-120
  9. Some Final Thoughts

    • Robert W. Baloh
    Pages 121-124
  10. Back Matter

    Pages 125-129

About this book

This highly engaging title offers a concise, state-of-the-art overview of the management of sciatica and chronic pain.  Written by a well-known neurologist, the book explores the multifaceted approach to the management of sciatica and chronic pain from many viewpoints, including the pharmacologic and surgical, as well as less orthodox methods.  In discussing the many different aspects of pain – including neural networks, neural transmitters and genetic viewpoints – the book also provides a thorough review of how various factors interact to make us perceive pain.  Importantly, the neuroscience and medical jargon that goes with the field is minimized by the author by defining terms as they are introduced and providing a glossary with definitions of key terms.  Contributing to the unique nature of this highly instructive book, three patients with sciatica and chronic pain are followed serially throughout the text to illustrate important concepts that are discussed.  A wide range of charts, figures and tables help clarify new concepts as well.  Practical and illustrative, Sciatica and Chronic Pain: Past, Present and Future will be of great interest to a wide audience, including medical trainees and practicing physicians at all stages of their careers.  Patients may find the book of significant value as well.

Keywords

  • sciatica
  • injections for sciatica
  • surgery for treating sciatica
  • chronic sciatica
  • sciatic nerve

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Neurology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA

    Robert W. Baloh

About the author

Robert W. Baloh, MD

Department of Neurology

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Los Angeles, CA, USA                    

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Sciatica and Chronic Pain

  • Book Subtitle: Past, Present and Future

  • Authors: Robert W. Baloh

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93904-9

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-93903-2

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-06741-0

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-93904-9

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIV, 129

  • Number of Illustrations: 14 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: General Practice and Family Medicine, Neurology, Internal Medicine

Buying options

eBook USD 29.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-93904-9
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 39.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 39.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)