Lumbar Spine Syndromes

Evaluation and Treatment

  • Gunnar B. J. Andersson
  • Thomas W. McNeill

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Gunnar B. J. Andersson, Thomas W. McNeill
    Pages 1-28
  3. G. D. Dobben
    Pages 29-52
  4. Gunnar B. J. Andersson, Thomas W. McNeill
    Pages 53-64
  5. Gunnar B. J. Andersson, Thomas W. McNeill
    Pages 65-71
  6. Gunnar B. J. Andersson, Thomas W. McNeill
    Pages 72-75
  7. Gunnar B. J. Andersson, Thomas W. McNeill
    Pages 76-86
  8. Gunnar B. J. Andersson, Thomas W. McNeill
    Pages 87-92
  9. Gunnar B. J. Andersson, Thomas W. McNeill
    Pages 93-99
  10. Gunnar B. J. Andersson, Thomas W. McNeill
    Pages 100-108
  11. Gunnar B. J. Andersson, Thomas W. McNeill
    Pages 109-117
  12. Gunnar B. J. Andersson, Thomas W. McNeill
    Pages 118-124
  13. R. N. Hensinger
    Pages 125-152
  14. Gunnar B. J. Andersson, Thomas W. McNeill
    Pages 153-162
  15. Gunnar B. J. Andersson, Thomas W. McNeill
    Pages 163-168
  16. Gunnar B. J. Andersson, Thomas W. McNeill
    Pages 169-178
  17. Gunnar B. J. Andersson, Thomas W. McNeill
    Pages 179-184
  18. Gunnar B. J. Andersson, Thomas W. McNeill
    Pages 185-192
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 193-215

About this book

Introduction

The question facing anyone contemplating a book on low back pain is : Why write another book? It is certainly true that there are many books on this topic addressing a wide variety of audiences. Some books are all inclusive and scholarly in nature, others are personal descriptions of diagnostic and treat­ ment philosophies. This book is a combination of these two extremes. It represents our views on the low back problem, supported by scientific data. Most aspects on back pain presented in this book can be found in other texts. The organization of the material is unique, however. Our approach is to start by listening to and looking at the patient. It becomes apparent, then, that patients can be classified into one of the syn­ dromes described in chapters 4 through 13. We believe that this syndrome classification, which is quite simple to make clinically, will allow you to diagnose and treat your patients more effectively. To set the stage for the syndrome chapters the first three chapters of the book are generic to the remaining chapters. They reviewe the epidemiology, pathology, biomechan­ ics, etiologic theory, diagnostic methods, and treatment modalities applicable to the low back syndromes. They should be read before the syndrome chap­ ters. At the end of the book you will find four chapters that are specific to disease entities.

Keywords

bone care diagnosis infection pain spine treatment tumor

Authors and affiliations

  • Gunnar B. J. Andersson
    • 1
  • Thomas W. McNeill
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryRush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical HospitalChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7091-8981-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Vienna 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7091-8983-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-8981-8
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