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Surgery for Low Back Pain

Editors: Szpalski, M., Gunzburg, R., Rydevik, B.L., Le Huec, J.-C., Mayer, M. (Eds.)

  • Describes and evaluates the various surgical modalities for low back pain, including recent ones
  • Explains the reasons for success and failure of surgery
  • Assesses conservative options to help the reader weigh the need for surgery
  • Includes chapters on the scientific background of low back pain and on diagnostic modalities
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About this book

Low back pain is a very common problem. Various treatments are available, but surgery has acquired increasing importance. In the United States, low back pain is now the principal reason for spinal surgery, and the number of procedures performed for this reason is similar to the number of total hip replacements. Consequently there is a need for careful evaluation of the possible surgical approaches to low back pain, with detailed appraisal of the factors leading to their success or failure. This book aims to meet such a need. It explains the scientific basis for surgery and considers the different diagnostic techniques that may be employed, thereby providing a better understanding of the surgical rationale, indications, and contraindications. The value of conservative options is also assessed to help the reader weigh the need for surgery. The various surgical modalities, including the most recent, are then fully described and evaluated with the aid of numerous illustrations. The book concludes with a chapter devoted to evidence-based analysis of the outcome of surgery in patients with low back pain. This book will be invaluable to orthopaedic and neurosurgeons, rheumatologists, neurologists, and all who are concerned with the effective treatment of this often debilitating condition.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This book is an interdisciplinary multi-author approach to the low back pain problem … . this book is a valuable contribution about lumbar spine problems, including basics, critical evaluation of different treatment options with EBM references, with brief ethical and socio-economic discussions.” (Denis L. Kaech, ArgoSpine News & Journal, Vol. 24 (1-2), June, 2012)

“This book evaluates the various surgical approaches to treating low back pain, with appraisal of the factors leading to their success or failure. It also discusses applicable treatment regimens other than surgery. … The authors intend the book for orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, rheumatologists, neurologists, physiatrists, physical therapists, psychologists, and social security/insurance specialists. However, it is best suited for neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons. … This is a well-written and useful book. … It deals specifically … relevant to its subject, no more and no less.” (Samuel J. Chmell, Doody’s Book Reviews, July, 2010)


Table of contents (37 chapters)

  • The Biology of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration

    Neidlinger-Wilke, Cornelia (et al.)

    Pages 3-10

  • Low Back Pain: Where Does the Pain Come From?

    Brisby, Helena

    Pages 11-15

  • The Role of Cytokines in the Degenerative Spine

    Rydevik, Björn (et al.)

    Pages 17-21

  • Psychosocial Aspects of Low Back Pain

    Cedraschi, Christine (et al.)

    Pages 23-27

  • Instability and Low Back Pain

    Hansson, Tommy

    Pages 29-36

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-04547-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-642-04546-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
Softcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-642-42321-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Surgery for Low Back Pain
Editors
  • Marek Szpalski
  • Robert Gunzburg
  • Björn L. Rydevik
  • Jean-Charles Le Huec
  • Michael Mayer
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-04547-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-04547-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-04546-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42321-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 285
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