I: Epidemiology and Economic Impact
Spine Anatomy: normal vs. abnormal anatomy
History and physical examination
Radiological examination including X-ray, CT, MRI, etc.
Laboratory examination including autoimmune factors
Individual disease/condition-based diagnostic considerations: this subcategory will include several chapters dealing with various spine pain conditions and their differential diagnosis
Medication management: opioid vs. non-opioid
Interventional procedures including new techniques
Psychotherapy, mind-body and bio-feedback
Other options such as acupuncture
Integration of these treatment options
V: Challenges and future directions
Unresolved issues and challenges in spine pain care
Basic science research related to spine pain mechanisms and its management (e.g., new drug development)
Clinical research related to spine pain etiology, diagnosis (e.g., new imaging tools), treatment pathways
Future directions: proposing a new spine care model in light of contemporary healthcare challenges.
This multi-faceted book provides readers with comprehensive guidance to spine pain care. Unique in structure, the contents integrate various specialties involved in spine pain care, thereby bringing in new prospective and expanding readership.
This six part reference begins with a review on the epidemiology and economic impacts that present clinical and financial challenges for spine pain care. Part two then brings the reader into a review of the anatomy, pathophysiology, and etiology of spine pain. Subsequent parts then dive into clinical evaluation tactics, unique disease conditions and treatment options. Finally, the book closes with two chapters discussing the challenges of spine pain medicine and the potential future directions of the field.
Written by experts in their respective fields, Spine Pain Care - A Comprehensive Clinical Guide is a first-of-its-kind, barrier breaking work designed for all professionals involved in spine pain care, including physicians and nurses, as well as medical students, residents and fellows as a supplementary educational material.
Jianren Mao, MD, PhD Richard J. Kitz Professor of Anesthesia Research Harvard Medical School, Harvard University Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, MA USA