The Back Pain Revolution , 2nd Edition

By Gordon Waddell, DSc, MD, FRCS
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  • Written by the world authority - probably the only person in the world who could write this book and have it accepted by all market groups
  • Addresses a huge problem of concern to many disciplines and governments
  • Presents an unbiased view - looks at the problem and the evidence and invites the readers to consider, debate and agree the best course of action
  • Covers all aspects of the problem - interventionist and conservative approaches to treatment, psychosocial issues, economic factors, patient education and prevention
  • A book which is acceptable to a wide audience addressing a major problem of concern (moral and financial) to them all
  • Accessible to all health care professionals, this text provides a guide to understanding and managing back pain and is one of the premier examples of a biopsychosocial approach to medicine. The content challenges unsubstantiated beliefs regarding the best way to treat and manage back pain and presents an interdisciplinary debate on the subject. In a society where patients are demanding more effective approaches to their problems, this resource offers a radical rethink, a necessary step to achieving a more effective method of treatment. The unorthodox spirit of this material places this book at the center of the revolution taking place in the back pain area.

    Key Features
    • Gordon Waddell is the world authority on the topic of the back pain revolution.
    • The content addresses huge problems of concern to many disciplines and governments.
    • The unbiased, open-minded view looks at the issues and the evidence and invites the readers to consider, debate, and agree on the best course of action.
    • Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the problem offers both interventionist and conservative approaches to treatment, psychosocial issues, economic factors, patient education, and prevention.
    ISBN 9780443072277
    Author Informaiton By Gordon Waddell, DSc, MD, FRCS, Orthopedic Surgeon, Glasgow
    Pp Authortext Waddell
    New to this Edition
    • A new chapter on Occupational Health Guidelines keeps the reader up-to-date.
    • New information allows the book to expand on the insights of the previous edition, which was considered a classic text.
    • More social and work-related research and material provides information on these important issues.
    • Updated guidelines and references make this resource one of the best for current practice.
    • The new illustrations, graphs, tables, and education handouts present Waddell's theory in a fresh, new way that aids in the reader's understanding.
    Published Reviews Chiropractic Journal of Australia, December 2004
    "Waddell's biopsychosocial model provides a most appropriate context in which clinicians of all hues may best address the problem. There is a more empathetic view with the patients's perspective. This second edition is a nice follow-up."
    Table of Content 1. The Problem
    2. Diagnostic Triage
    3. Pain and Disability
    4. The History of Back Pain
    5. The Size of the Problem
    6. Risk Factors
    7. The Clinical Course of Simple Backache
    8. The Physical Basis of Simple Backache
    9. Physical Impairment
    10. Illness Behavior
    11. Psychological Distress
    E-SBN 9780702043253
    Imprint Churchill Livingstone
    Publication Date 05-03-2004
    Pages 492
    Trim 246 X 189 (7 11/16 x 9 7/16)
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