Mechanical Low Back Pain: Perspectives in Functional Anatomy, 2e

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9780721668376: Mechanical Low Back Pain: Perspectives in Functional Anatomy, 2e

The 2nd Edition of this unique book examines the functional anatomy of the lower back. From this perspective, it develops a system for evaluating the origins of mechanical low back pain, and recommends steps for developing safe, active rehabilitation programs. Beautifully illustrated and easy-to-use, the text cohesively integrates kinesiology, biomechanics, and anatomy with pain therapy. This edition includes more clinical applications, an algorithm of care for managing low back pain, specific methods to train abdominal and trunk extensor mechanisms, and a new section on teaching the patient self-management strategies.

  • Expanded coverage of treatment strategies includes specific methods to train abdominal and trunk extensor mechanisms, and a new section on teaching the patient self-management techniques.
  • New information is given on the influence of psychosocial and workplace factors on the perception of pain, as well as on the relevance of specialized connective tissues to the low back pain process.
  • The latest knowledge is presented on posture and epidural pressures, nerve root pathology, disc disease, musculature of the lumbopelvic region, load-bearing ability of joints and the influence of shear, and much more.
  • A new algorithm of care guides readers along a proposed treatment process.
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  • An abundant useof illustrations, including new cadaver photos and matching drawings, help clarify and reinforce important content.
  • A detailed dissection of the lower back provides a 3-D appreciation of lumbopelvic anatomy and spatial relationships.
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