Non-Operative Treatment of the Lumbar Spine

  • Grant Cooper

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  1. Front Matter
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  2. Lumbar Spine Subjects

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About this book


Bridging the gap between the medical literature and the practice of lumbar spine medicine, this user-friendly, accessible text describes the causes of lower back pain and associated “sciatic” pathologies and how these problems can be successfully treated without surgery. Beginning with a review of the anatomy of the lumbar spine and the most common causes of lower back pain, diagnostic and management strategies for a variety of conditions are discussed, including discogenic pain, facet joint pain, sacroiliac joint pain, spondylolisthesis, lumbar radiculopathy, piriformis syndrome, spinal stenosis, and compression fractures. Chapters on epidural steroid injections, exercises for lower back pain and alternative treatments follow, as well as when it is appropriate to recommend surgery.  The second section of the book is devoted to numerous clinical scenarios in which evidence based medicine is applied to actual clinical cases.  Non-Operative Treatment of the Lumbar Spine will be a valuable reference for orthopedists, rheumatologists, physiatrists, pain management specialists, neurologists, and anyone treating patients with lower back pain. 



Compression fracture Epidural steroid injection Facet joint arthropathy Lower back pain Lumbar radiculopathy Lumbar spine Lumbosacral radiculopathy Musculoskeletal medicine Non-operative treatment Piriformis syndrome Radiofrequency rhizotomy Sacroiliac joint pain Sciatica Spinal stenosis Spondylolisthesis

Authors and affiliations

  • Grant Cooper
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  1. 1.Princeton Spine & Joint CenterPrincetonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-21442-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-21443-6
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