The Low Back Pain Handbook: A Practical Guide for the Primary Care Clinician. Ann Intern Med. 1997;126:496. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-126-6-199703150-00028
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1997;126(6):496.
Cole AJ, Herring SA; eds. 468 pages. Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus; 1997. $45.00. ISBN 1560531525. Order phone 800-426-4545.
Field of medicine: Primary care.
Format: Softcover book.
Audience: Primary care physicians, residents, students, and physical therapists.
Purpose: To provide primary care providers with a guide to 1) maximizing the usefulness of the history and physical examination and 2) using the most cost-effective diagnostic tests and ancillary services to care for patients with low back pain.
Content: An outline format is used, and key concepts are described at the start of each chapter. The problems of special populations, including the elderly, children, adolescents, pregnant women, patients with chronic pain, patients filing for workers compensation, and patients who do not respond to surgery, are discussed. The anatomy of, pathophysiology of, biomechanics of, diagnostic tests for, and treatment options for low back pain are outlined. The editors are Fellows of the American College of Sports Medicine and use the contributions of experts in physical medicine and rehabilitation, anesthesia and pain management, orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and rheumatology.
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