The Biomechanics of Back Pain , 3rd Edition

Author
By Michael A. Adams, BSc PhD, Nikolai Bogduk, BSc(Med) MB BS MD PhD DSc DipAnat DipPainMed FAFRM FAFMM FFPM(ANZCA), Kim Burton, OBE DO PhD Hon FFOM and Patricia Dolan, BSc PhD
ISBN
9780702043130
Publication Date
07-09-2012
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  • Established authoritative text for clinicians, lecturers, researchers and those working in the medico-legal arena
  • Emphasizes the latest perspectives in research and shows how it is now leading to advances in clinical methodology
  • Provides an overview of the best original research - including more than 350 new references - to provide researchers with the latest and most important information relating to back pain
  • Contains over 150 full-colour line artworks and more than 60 photographs

Authored by experts of international renown, the new edition of The Biomechanics of Back Pain forms a bridge between the latest research and the effective clinical management of patients with back problems. Now published for the first time in full colour, this popular volume now has a bonus website which contains useful PowerPoint presentations, including seminars entitled Back Pain and Forces on the Spine as well as an overview of the Psychosocial Flags Framework.

The Biomechanics of Back Pain is essential for all clinicians involved in the care and treatment of patients with back pain, as well as for those studying its causes and methods of prevention.

"As more than half the content of this book is of direct relevance to OH professionals, I have no hesitation in recommending that it has a place on our bookshelves." Reviewed by: John Challenor,  Oxford Journals Clippings, Occupational Medicine,  vol 64, no 7, Date: Oct 2014


Key Features
  • Established authoritative text for clinicians, lecturers, researchers and those working in the medico-legal arena
  • Emphasizes the latest perspectives in research and shows how it is now leading to advances in clinical methodology
  • Provides an overview of the best original research - including more than 350 new references - to provide researchers with the latest and most important information relating to back pain
  • Contains over 150 full-colour line artworks and more than 60 photographs
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
ISBN 9780702043130
Author Informaiton By Michael A. Adams, BSc PhD, Professor of Biomechanics, Centre for Comparative and Clinical Anatomy, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK; Nikolai Bogduk, BSc(Med) MB BS MD PhD DSc DipAnat DipPainMed FAFRM FAFMM FFPM(ANZCA), Emeritus Professor; Conjoint Professor, School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy (Anatomy), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle, Australia ; Kim Burton, OBE DO PhD Hon FFOM, Director, Spinal Research Unit, Centre for Health and Social Care Research, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK and Patricia Dolan, BSc PhD, Reader in Spine Biomechanics, Centre for Comparative and Clinical Anatomy, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK Senior Lecturer
Pp Authortext Adams, Bogduk, Burton & Dolan
New to this Edition
  • Additional chapters devoted to Sensorimotor Control, and Cervical Spine Anatomy and Biomechanics
  • Includes more than 350 new references
  • Now published in full colour with improved page design and navigation
  • Bonus website containing useful PowerPoint presentations, which include seminars entitled Back Pain and Forces on the Spine as well as an overview of the Psychosocial Flags Framework
Published Reviews

Review quotes from previous editions

This book is an excellent addition to the literature on back pain. Biomechanics is fundamental to understanding the physical basis of back pain, but many biomechanical textbooks are very technical and difficult for the non-specialist. What is new and different about this book is that it presents complex ideas very simply and clearly, and applies them to the clinical situation.

This volume is to be highly recommended to all doctors and therapists who deal with patients with back pain.

Professor Gordon Waddell DSc, MD, FRCS Orthopaedic Surgeon, Glasgow [Amazon]

This excellent book presents in one location a synthesis of much of the recent literature on the mechanical factors contributing to low back pain. The logic of the text is easy to follow and each chapter builds upon concepts and ideas presented in earlier chapters. I can think of few books to compare to it and I recommend it highly.

Dana J Lawrence, DC, MMedEd, MA(Palmer College of Chiropractic)

It is refreshing to see a book that interprets and integrates the literature instead of simply repeating studies.

W.S. Marras, Biodynamics Laboratory, Ohio State University

The book is one of the most evidence-based books on the market. The authors are research active and always updating their knowledge.

Principal Lecturer in Physiotherapy, University of Cumbria

"The final remarks of the authors include-'There is good evidence that the psychosocial characteristics of many patients with chronic back pain are not the underlying cause of the problem; rather they are a response to vague diagnosis,ineffective treatment and a "compensation culture".' As more than half the content of this book is of direct relevance to OH professionals, I have no hesitation in recommending that it has a place on our bookshelves." Reviewed by: John Challenor,  Oxford Journals Clippings, Occupational Medicine,  vol 64, no 7, Date: Oct 2014

Table of Content

1. Introduction

2. The vertebral column and adjacent structures

3. Muscles and fascia of the lumbar spine

4. Nerves and blood supply to the lumbar spine

5. Back pain

6. Epidemiology of back trouble

7. Biology of spinal tissues

8. Growth and ageing of the spine

9. Forces acting on the thoracolumbar spine

10. Mechanical function of the thoracolumbar spine

11. Mechanical damage to the thoracolumbar spine

12. Cervical spine biomechanics

13. Posture, creep and "functional pathology"

14. Sensorimotor control

15. Spinal degeneration

16. Preventing back pain

17. Conservative management of back pain

18. Biomechanics rationale for spinal surgery

19. Surgery for disc prolapse, spinal stenosis and back pain

20. Medico-legal considerations

21. Summary and Conclusions

E-SBN 9780702052910
Imprint Churchill Livingstone
Publication Date 07-09-2012
Pages 328
Trim 246 X 189 (7 11/16 x 9 7/16)
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