Essential Back Care, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0756689392
  • ISBN-13: 9780756689391
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released November 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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About

Overview

The complete guide to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of back and neck injuries, ESSENTIAL BACK CARE provides authoritative and constructive information and advice and is an ideal guide for anyone with back pain who wants to take an active role in their health care.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Other Frontmatter.
About This Book.
1: Back and Neck Anatomy.
2: The Spine.
3: The Spinal Canal and Nerves.
4: Muscles and Ligaments.
5: Diagnosis and Treatment.
6: Symptoms Chart: Neck.
7: Symptoms Chart: Midback.
8: Symptoms Chart: Low Back and Leg.
9: Acute Neck and Nerve-Root Pain.
10: Treatment–Cervical Disk Herniation.
11: Treatment–Acute Torticollis.
12: Treatment–Whiplash.
13: Chronic Neck and Nerve-Root Pain.
14: Treatment–Facet Joint Pain.
15: Treatment–Myofascial Pain Syndrome.
16: Treatment–Disk-Related Pain.
17: Thoracic Pain.
18: Treatment–Mechanical.
19: Acute Low-Back Pain.
20: Treatment–Acute Lumbar Dysfunction.
21: Treatment–Disk Herniation and Sciatica.
22: Treatment–Sacroiliac Strain.
23: Chronic Low-Back Pain.
24: Treatment–Disk-Related Pain.
25: Treatment–Facet Joint Pain.
26: Treatment–Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis.
27: Treatment–Instability Syndrome and Sacroiliac Strain.
28: Treatment–Nonspecific/Lumbar Dysfunction.
29: Chronic Sciatica.
30: Treatment–Nonspecific Nerve-Root Pain.
31: Treatment–Spinal Stenosis.
32: Treatment–Piriformis Syndrome.
33: Buttock and Coccyx Pain.
34: Treatment–Coccydynia.
35: Treatment–Sacroiliitis.
36: Treatment–Gluteus Medius Dysfunction.
37: Whole Spine Conditions.
38: Treatment–Inflammatory Disease.
39: Treatment–Hypermobility Syndrome.
40: Treatment—Postural Pain.
41: Treatment—Scoliosis.
42: Treatment—Acute Vertebral Compression Fracture.
43: Causes of Back and Neck Pain.
44: Muscular Tension.
45: Ankylosing Spondylitis.
46: Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis.
47: Vertebral Compression Fracture.
48: Hypermobility and Instability.
49: Discogenic Pain.
50: Facet Joint Strain.
51: Sacroiliac Strain.
52: Disk Herniation.
53: Acute Torticollis.
54: Whiplash.
55: Spinal Stenosis and Degeneration.
56: Scoliosis.
57: Coccydynia.
58: Piriformis Syndrome.
59: Gluteus Medius Dysfunction.
60: Where to Find Help.
61: Consulting Your Primary Care Doctor.
62: Consulting a Specialist.
63: Treatment with Drugs.
64: Treatment with Injections.
65: Treatment with Surgery.
66: Consulting a Physical Therapist.
67: Consulting an Osteopath.
68: Consulting a Chiropractor.
69: Using Massage.
70: Consulting an Acupuncturist.
71: Relaxation Techniques.
72: Other Therapies.
73: Back and Neck Maintenance.
74: How the Back Works.
75: Who is Most at Risk?.
76: Improving your Posture.
77: Exercise and Sport.
78: The Benefits of Stretching.
79: Eating for Health.
80: Strategies for Preventing Pain.
81: At the Office.
82: Lifting and Carrying.
83: Doing Housework.
84: Working in your Garden.
85: Driving your Car.
86: During Pregnancy.
87: Caring for Young Children.
88: Strategies For Coping With Pain.
89: Coping With Pain.
90: Perception of Pain.
91: Psychological Factors in Back Pain.
92: Pain Relief Through Relaxation.
93: Lying Down and Sleeping.
94: Washing and Dressing.
95: Moving Around.
96: Rehabilitation Exercises.
97: Neck and Back.
98: Back and Buttocks.
Glossary.
Useful Addresses.
Index.
Acknowledgments.