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How to Treat Low Back Pain
A Guide for Treating causes of Low Back Pain for Physicians and APPs
1st Edition - June 3, 2024
Editors: Timothy R. Deer, Nomen Azeem
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How to Treat Low Back Pain: A Guide for Treating causes of Low Back Pain for Physicians and APPs focuses on current technology and cutting-edge treatment options, all validated by data. Each chapter presents a thorough review of patient selection, procedure technique, and potential adverse complications for each recommended treatment. Written by experts in the field for practitioners and clinicians treating low back pain, and with anatomic artwork and illustrations throughout, the book covers all aspects of lower back pain, the leading cause of disability in developed countries, with the number of people affected worldwide increasing annually. In recent years, there has been a substantial increase in health care costs to treat low back pain, and most of these treatments simply provide symptomatic relief with few strategies that actually contribute to correcting the underlying cause.
Provides a step-by-step approach for each cause of back pain, including diagnosis, imaging, anatomy of the problem, abnormal anatomy, differential diagnosis, and treatment options
Presents evidence-based treatment options ranging from conversative treatments, physical medicine, surgery, and many minimally invasive techniques
Summarizes the data for each problem, from disc, to joint to ligament
Medical Residents/Fellows in the fields of Emergency Medicine, Pain Medicine, Orthopedics, Anesthesiology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Neurology, Family Medicine, also Advanced Practice Providers in Family Practice and other clinical settings treating low back pain, Spine Surgeons, Rehab physicians, Medical Students
Section 1. Appropriate Diagnosis
2. Imaging for low back pain
3. Other Diagnostic Testing
Section 2. Conservative treatments
4. Physical Therapy and Exercise
5. Chiropractic Treatment
6. Other Conservative Treatment
Section 3. Interventional Treatments
7. Injections for Lumbar pain syndromes
8. Ablation for Low back pain (Medial Branch/BVN)
9. Regenerative/Restorative (Biologic) Medicine for Low back pain (Supplemental Disc Matrix/Stem Cell/PRP)
Section 6. Intrathecal Therapies for low back pain
16. Long term opioid therapy
17. Non-opioid therapy
Section 7. FAQ's and Further Reading
No. of pages: 400
Published: June 3, 2024
Imprint: Academic Press
Hardback ISBN: 9780443159626
eBook ISBN: 9780443159633
Timothy R. Deer
Timothy R. Deer is a clinical professor of anesthesiology at the West Virginia University School of Medicine, where he also received his medical degree. He completed his training in anesthesiology and pain medicine at the University of Virginia. Dr. Deer has published on a range of topics, including injection techniques, minimally invasive disc procedures, intrathecal drug delivery, and spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulation. He lectures at many national and international symposiums and has been involved in the hands-on training of more than a thousand interventional pain specialists. He serves on the board of directors of the North American Neuromodulation Society and American Academy of Pain Medicine. He is a past chair of the committee on pain medicine of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, a member of the editorial board of the journal Neuromodulation, president of the West Virginia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and serves on several other boards and committees.
Affiliations and expertise
President and CEO, The Spine and Nerve Centers of the Virginias, USA
Dr. Azeem is an associate assistant professor in the pain/neurology department of the University of South Florida, and actively continues to conduct research and author peer-reviewed publications in addition to treating patients, President, Florida Society of Pain & Neuroscience, Chair of Strategic Development for State Society Engagement and Advocacy, American Society of Pain & Neuroscience and Board of Directors, Florida Prescription Drug Monitoring Foundation. Dr. Azeem served as a board member for the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation and held the position of director of neuromodulation in a multidisciplinary pain practice in New Orleans before moving to Florida. He recently developed the first successful non-opioid based interventional pain clinic in the Sarasota, Florida, area.
Affiliations and expertise
Founder and CEO, Florida Spine and Pain Specialists, FL, USA