The Biomechanics of Back Pain

Mike Adams, Nik Bogduk, Anthony Burton, Patricia Dolan

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Abstract

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, the volume presents a unique synthesis of the latest research findings and explains its recent changes in emphasis - from trying to understand and reverse age-related spinal degeneration to addressing the soft tissue causes of pain.

New chapters are devoted to Sensorimotor Control, and Cervical Spine Anatomy and Biomechanics, while a bonus website contains useful PowerPoint presentations, which include seminars entitled Back Pain and Forces on the Spine as well as an overview of the Psychosocial Flags Framework.

Clinically orientated and highly practical throughout, The Biomechanics of Back Pain has become the standard platform by which readers keep abreast of research and developments in the field and 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.

"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

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

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
Original languageEnglish
PublisherChurchill Livingstone
Number of pages336
Edition3
ISBN (Print)9780702043130
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2012

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