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Do you really need back surgery? : a surgeon's guide to neck and back pain and how to choose your treatment

Author: Aaron G Filler
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron G Filler
ISBN: 9780195327083 019532708X
OCLC Number: 124025281
Notes: Originally published: 2004.
Includes index.
Description: xiv, 336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword ; Preface ; Disclaimer ; How to Use This Book: Two Dozen Visits to Your Doctor ; PART I: SPINE HEALTH ; 1. Acute, Chronic, and Recurring: A Quick Tour of Neck and Back Pain ; 2. The Nature of Pain and How it is Treated ; 3. Keeping the Spine Healthy: Ergonomics for Life ; 4. Renewal Without Surgery: Schools of Therapy ; 5. Anatomy 101: From Bones, Disks, and Joints to Mind, Muscles, and Nerves ; 6. Disks, Spurs, Stenosis, Slippage, and Osteoporosis ; 7. Spinal Symptoms: Where Does that Pain Come From? ; 8. Accidents of the Embryo: Spina Bifida and Variations at Birth ; 9. Medical Imaging and Diagnostic Tests: X-Rays, Electrons, and Magnetic Spin ; 10. Recovery and Repair in the Nerves and Spinal Cord ; PART II: SPINE SURGERY ; 11. Without an Incision: Percutaneous Procedures for Diagnosis and Treatment ; 12. Surgery- Before, During, and After: Common Elements You Should Know About ; 13. Surgery to take the Pressure off the Nerves ; 14. Surgery Inside the Spinal Dural Lining ; 15. Spine Carpentry: History and Principles of Rebuilding the Broken Spine ; 16. Fixing the Cervical Spine: Surgical Approaches for the Neck ; 17. Thoracic Spine Operations: Surgical Approaches to Mid- and Upper-Back Problems ; 18. Lumbar Implants and Fusion: Major Surgeries for the Low Back ; 19. Genes, Designer Proteins, and Biomaterials: The Role of Biotechnology in Spinal Surgery ; 20. Risks, Outcomes, and Choices ; 21. Recovery after Surgery ; 22. Health Insurance and the Cost of Surgery ; Epilogue: Knowledge and Resilience ; Glossary ; Index
Responsibility: Aaron G. Filler.

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