Spinal disorders are among the most common medical conditions with significant impact on health related quality of life, use of health care resources and socio-economic costs. This is an easily readable teaching tool focusing on fundamentals and basic principles and provides a homogeneous syllabus with a consistent didactic strategy. The chosen didactic concept highlights and repeats core messages throughout the chapters. This textbook, with its appealing layout, will inspire and stimulate the reader for the study of spinal disorders.
Leo F. Czervionke, MD and Douglas S. Fenton, MD present Imaging Painful Spine Disorders, the diagnostic companion to Image-Guided Spine Intervention, with 1,400 high-quality radiographic images to help you diagnose common and rare spine pain conditions. The full-color, easy-to-navigate format takes you from Spinal Anatomy, which includes normal CT and MR images of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, to Clinical Disorders, where each chapter is introduced by an actual patient case. No other reference features as many case studies illustrating the imaging presentation of back pain, provides a detailed differential diagnosis, and points out clinical pitfalls and common diagnosis errors quite like this one. Access representative cross-sectional images of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, as well as the sacrum, in axial, sagittal, and coronal planes, to understand the imaging appearance of healthy anatomy prior to diagnosis. Get a complete explanation of each clinical disorder, including a detailed description of the condition, as well as relevant clinical and pathological information, to help make a more accurate diagnosis. Broaden your recognition of imaging features with case studies that often include additional images of other patients with the same condition, to emphasize the range of features possible for the area being discussed. Keep your memory fresh with the current nomenclature of various types of disc herniations, listed in a separate, illustrated chapter, and get a brief overview of the major treatment options currently available for each particular disorder.
An essential, one-stop reference guide to the evaluation and treatment of patients with cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine disease. Based on a course taught by these highly respected authors at the American Academy of Neurology's Annual Meeting, this volume gives concise descriptions of the anatomy of spine conditions; neurologic and physical findings; advice on diagnostic tests and when to order them; and medical and surgical treatment options. Commonly performed spinal procedures are also described, including the rapidly changing field of minimally invasive surgery. Pitfalls of evaluating and treating spine patients are highlighted, along with advice on how to approach the patient who does not improve or worsens after spine surgery. Spine Disorders: Medical and Surgical Management is an essential purchase for all practitioners in this field.
Fulfilling the need for an easy-to-use resource on managing musculoskeletal disorders and sports injuries, this book provides differential diagnostic workups with recommended gold standard evaluations that lead to a simple and accurate diagnosis, followed by first-line treatment options. Organized by five sections - head and neck, upper extremity, lower extremity, abdomen/pelvis with trunk and chest, and cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral spine - chapters present a concise summary and move on to a description of the most common symptoms, etiology, epidemiology and/or common causes if traumatic in nature. The best and most accepted diagnostic tests are illustrated, along with recommended evidence-based medicine and what may be done based on community standards of care. Treatment options will be listed in order of the most conservative to the most aggressive. This complete reference will provide primary care, physiatry, and ER physicians, residents, PA’s and students a simple and practical approach for clinical and academic use.
Spine disorders, including degenerative disk disease, spinal tumors, scoliosis, spinal trauma, etc., are very common. The problems range from inconvenient to life-threatening. New treatments are curing or at least improving the Quality Of Life of spine disorder patients. This easy to read book answers all questions that a patient diagnosed with a spine disorder will need to know about what to expect.
The spinal cord is a tubular structure consisting of nervous tissue. It extends from the medulla oblongata to the lumbar region. Its primary function is to transit nerve signals from the motor cortex to the sensory cortex. There are 8 cervical segments, 12 thoracic segments, 51 lumbar segments, 5 sacral segments and 1 coccygeal segment in the human spinal cord. The conditions, which impair the functioning of the backbone, are known as spinal diseases. Some common examples include ankylosing spondylitis, spina bifida, spinal muscular atrophy, osteoporosis, lumbar spinal stenosis, spinal tumors, etc. This book includes some of the vital pieces of work being conducted across the world, on various topics related to spinal disorders. It elucidates new diagnostic and treatment techniques and their applications. For all readers who are interested in spinal disorders, the case studies included in this book will serve as an excellent guide to develop a comprehensive understanding.
This is a companion to Volume 1 with the same title and a similar approach: namely to draw together current understanding of the multifactorial nature of back pain. Both volumes together contain chapters contributed by most of the leading researchers into back pain in the UK and as such they constitute an unparalleled resource. Rather than concentrating on specialist areas such as surgery or the lumbar spine, the emphasis is on understanding the function and failure of the spine and its component tissues. As such it contains material which is applicable to anyone with an interest in any aspect of the spine; from biomechanics to blood flow, epidemiology to economics, nerves to nutrition and everything else in between.
Redesigned and updated with new information, this chart illustrates how one's posture changes due to the different types of spinal disorders, and also explains how other diseases or disorders can cause back pain. The chart shows tumors on the spinal column, ilium, sacrum, and spinal cord, arthritis of the hip, herniated disc, fractures of the vertebrae and sacrum, and the effects of osteoporosis on bones. It also shows the anatomy of a typical vertebra and an intervertebral disc and explains the function of the intervertebral disc. "Three dimensions let you feel texture and form. Three-dimensional images, bold titles, and clear, easy-to-read labels make it easy and fun to learn about the body. The durable, lightweight, non-toxic, recyclable plastic will last indefinitely. The chart has a hole at the top for easy wall hanging, and will also stand up on an easel.
Publisher: JAYPEE BROTHERS MEDICAL PUBLISHERS PVT. LTD.
Category: HEALTH & FITNESS
This is the 1st edition of the book Basic Science of Spinal Diseases. This text is a comprehensive, updated as per the present day requirements in the subject of basic science of spinal diseases. The core basis of the book is organized in four major sections: Anatomy and Physiology of the Intervertebral Disc, Pathophysiology of the Intervertebral Disc, The Science of Spinal Instrumentation, and The Science of Spinal Interventions. Following this, the editors have formatted every chapter to begin with a clinical presentation, followed by a full discussion of the science in the particular area,
This issue will serve as a review of current ideas and surgical trends in the management of complex cervical spine disorders. Each chapter will discuss surgical techniques will illustrative cases and end on a very contemporary evidence-based review of the literature.