iSpine is unique in its presentation of interventional spine. The book employs
a disease-based or specific structure injury model. The full gamut of painful
spine conditions is discussed by experienced clinicians considering clinical
presentation, diagnostic imaging, diagnostic procedures, and therapeutic procedures.
For each condition, the predictive value of key historical features and physical
examination findings are presented. These are followed by review and analysis
of proper diagnostic imaging evaluation and technical descriptions of precision
x-ray guided diagnostic and treatment procedures. Spine biomechanics and ergonomic
principles are covered in separate chapters.
iSpine provides a rationale approach to the diagnosis and treatment of painful spine disorders using the best available evidence to accurately diagnose, optimally treat, and minimize the healthcare costs associated with these disorders.
- Technical instructions for performing procedures including hundreds of fluoroscopic images and other illustrations
- Chapters discuss innovative new technologies and spinal applications, such as intradiscal biologic agents for degenerative lumbar discs and augmentation of pelvic insufficiency fractures
- Critical analysis of the literature on interventional spine care
- Chapters written by internationally recognized experts
1. Etiologies of Painful Spinal Disorders,PART I. Lumbosacral Spine, 2. Pathophysiology of Painful Lumbosacral Spine Disorders, Section A. Axial Low Back Pain; 3. Mechanical Assessment of Axial Lumbosacral Pain, a. Internal Disc Disruption (IDD); 4. Diagnostic Imaging of Lumbosacral IDD, 5. Provocation and Analgesic Discography Evaluation of Lumbosacral IDD, 6. Epidural Steroids for Lumbosacral IDD, 7. Intradiscal Heating Procedures for Lumbosacral IDD, 8. Intradiscal Biologic Agents for Lumbosacral IDD, b. Facet Joint Dysfunction; 9. Diagnostic Imaging of Painful Lumbar Facet Joints, 10. Diagnostic Blockade of Symptomatic Lumbar Facet Joints, 11. Therapeutic Intra-Articular Lumbar Facet Joint Injections, 12. Radiofrequency Denervation for Lumbar Facet Joint Pain, c. Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction; 13. Diagnostic Imaging of Painful Sacroiliac Joints, 14. Diagnostic Blockade of Symptomatic Sacroiliac Joints, 15.Therapeutic Intra-Articular Injections for Painful Sacroiliac Joints, 16. Neuroablative Techniques for Sacroiliac Joint Pain, d. Unique Conditions; 17. Midline Posterior Element Disorders, 18. Fusion Hardware Mediated Low Back Pain, 19. Lumbosacral Spine Disorders in the Young Athlete, Section B. Radiculopathy/ Radicular Pain; 20. An Algorithmic Approach to Lumbosacral Radicular Pain, 21. Diagnostic Imaging of Lumbosacral Radiculopathy, 22. Electrodiagnostic Evaluation of Lumbosacral Radiculopathy, 23. Epidural Steroid Instillation for Lumbosacral Radiculopathy, 24. Therapeutic Intradiscal Procedures for Lumbosacral Radiculopathy, 25. Neuromodulation for Lumbosacral Radicular Pain, Section C. Functional Restoration and Biomechanics; 26. Functional Restoration of Painful Lumbar Spinal Disorders, 27. Biomechanical Principles for Reducing Low Back Pain, PART II. Cervical Spine; 28. Pathophysiology of Painful Cervical Spine Disorders, Section A. Axial Neck Pain; 29. Algorithmic Approach to Cervical Axial Pain, a. Discogenic Neck Pain; 30. Diagnostic Imaging of Painful Cervical Discs, 31. Provocation Discography Evaluation of Symptomatic Cervical Discs, 32. Percutaneous Treatments for Painful Cervical Discs b. Facet Joint Pain; 33. Diagnostic Imaging of Painful Cervical Facet Joints, 34. Diagnostic blockade ofPpainful Ccervica Facet Joints,35. Therapeutic Intra-Articular Cervical Facet Joint Injections, 36. Radiofrequency Denervation for Cervical Facet Joint Pain, 37. Chronic Whiplash and Whiplash Associated Disorders, Section B. Radiculopathy/Radicular Pain; 38. Algorithmic Application to Cervical Radicular Pain, 39. Diagnostic Imaging of Cervical Radiculopathy, 40.Electrodiagnostic Evaluation of Cervical Radiculopathy, 41. Epidural Steroid Instillation for Cervical Radiculopathy, 42. Percutaneous Cervical Discectomy,43. Neuromodulation for Cervical Radicular Pain, Section C. Functional Restoration; 44. Functional Rehabilitation of Painful Cervical Spinal Disorders,PART III. Osteoporotic Spine and Pelvis; 45. Biomehanics and Pathophysiology of the Osteoporotic Spine and Pelvis, Section A. Spinal and Pelvic Fractures; 46. Percutaneous Vertebroplast, 47. Percutaneous Augmentation Using Void Creation, 48. Evaluation and Treatment of Pelvic Insufficiency Fractures, Section B: Osteoporotic Spine Care; 49. Pharmacologic Strategies for the Osteoporotic Patient, 50. Functional Restoration of the Osteoporotic Patient
About the Author
Michael DePalma, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia Hospitals and Medical Director, Virginia Commonwealth University Spine Center.