Handbooks in Health, Work, and Disability

Handbook of Musculoskeletal Pain and Disability Disorders in the Workplace

Editors: Gatchel, Robert J., Schultz, Izabela Z. (Eds.)

  • Reviews and synthesizes the current conceptual research and treatment advances across a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders
  • Focuses on most effective treatments to return workers back to occupational settings
  • Delves into complexities involved in assessment and treatment of particular musculoskeletal pain and disability disorders
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About this book

This book addresses the complexity of preventing, diagnosing, and treating musculoskeletal pain and disability disorders in the workplace. Divided evenly between common occupational pain disorders, conceptual and methodological issues, and evidence-based intervention methods, this comprehensive reference presents current findings on prevalence, causation, and physical and psychological aspects common to these disorders. Attention is given to working-world concerns, including insurance and compensation issues and AMA guidelines for disability evaluations. Also, specialized chapters offer lenses for understanding and administering the best approaches for treating specific pain disorders, and explore what workplaces can do to accommodate affected employees and prevent injuries from occurring in the first place.

About the authors

Dr. Robert Gatchel is the Nancy P. & John G. Penson Endowed Professor of Clinical Health Psychology and the Chairman of Psychology, College of Science at the University of Texas at Arlington. He also holds two other positions: clinical research director at the Eugene McDermott Center for Pain Management at the University of Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, and director of biopsychosocial research at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. He is the author 23 books, 106 book chapters and 318 scientific research articles. His clinical research, most of it in the areas of the etiology, assessment and treatment of pain and disability, has been continuously funded over the past 30 years from grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He also received a prestigious Research Scientist Award from NIH and has been honored with awards from various organizations such as the American Psychological Association, the American Pain Society, the American Academy of Pain Management, the International Association for Dental Research, the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, the North American Spine Society, to name a few.

Dr. Izabela Z. Schultz is Professor of Rehabilitation Psychology and Director of Graduate Program in Vocational Rehabilitation Counselling in the Department of Educational and Counselling and Special Education at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Schultz is doubly board certified as diplomate in clinical psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology and as diplomate of the American Board of Vocational Experts. She has received international awards for her innovative research on prediction of occupational disability and professional leadership awards for major contributions to medico-legal aspects of rehabilitation psychology. She has published several books and numerous seminal papers and book chapters in the field of occupational disability and rehabilitation. She is an editor of the W

ork and Disability Section of Springer’s Psychological Injury and the Law and a founding member of this international journal.  Recently, she completed, with Dr. Sally Rogers, the pioneering Work Accommodation and Retention in Mental Health (Springer). Dr. Schultz is also a co-chair of the American Psychological Association’s Task Force on Assessment and Treatment of Persons with Disabilities. She has been leading development of best-evidence-informed practice guidelines in early musculoskeletal pain interventions, in work accommodation and retention in mental health, and in assessment and treatment of persons with disabilities.

Reviews

“Professors Gatchel and Schultz address a growing problem of chronic pain arising from job-related stresses. … This book is meticulously assembled, making it a valuable reference for those engaged in alleviating musculoskeletal pain in their patients as well as others engaged in evaluating and possibly reducing disability disorders in the workplace.” (J. Thomas Pierce, Doody’s Book Reviews, June, 2016)


Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • Occupational Musculoskeletal Pain and Disability Disorders: An Overview

    Gatchel, Robert J. (et al.)

    Pages 3-17

  • Back Pain

    Block, Andrew R. (et al.)

    Pages 19-33

  • Cervical Pain

    Alexander, John C. (et al.)

    Pages 35-54

  • Upper Extremity Pain

    Roy, Jean-Sébastien (et al.)

    Pages 55-79

  • Lower Extremity Pain

    Howard, Krista (et al.)

    Pages 81-99

Buy this book

eBook $229.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-0612-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $349.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-0611-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $299.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-3199-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Musculoskeletal Pain and Disability Disorders in the Workplace
Editors
  • Robert J. Gatchel
  • Izabela Z. Schultz
Series Title
Handbooks in Health, Work, and Disability
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-0612-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-0612-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0611-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-3199-6
Series ISSN
2198-7084
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 509
Number of Illustrations and Tables
26 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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