By David G Borenstein and
Published April 2012
Low back pain is one of the most common presenting complaints, can be extremely debilitating and carries enormous economic costs. In 70% of cases, however, no obvious cause is apparent. This makes a thorough history and skilled physical examination essential toidentifying the cause of symptoms and developing an effective therapeutic plan.
This fully revised second edition of Fast Facts: Low Back Pain is the work of two leading experts. It equips the general healthcare professional with the knowledge and skill required to accurately assess each individual patient and offer the appropriate therapeutic choices for maximum pain relief.
All healthcare professionals who evaluate patients with back pain, or who have back pain themselves, will benefit from the thoughtful information and excellent illustrations presented in this comprehensive handbook.
Clinical assessment; Investigations; Causes of low back pain; Conservative management; Injections and surgery; Future prospects; Back maintenance exercises
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David G Borenstein
MD Clinical Professor of Medicine, The George Washington University Medical Center, Arthritis and Rheumatism Associates, Washington, DC, USA
Consultant Rheumatologist Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases Bath, UK
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