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Low Back Pain Pathogenesis and Treatment

Edited by Yoshihito Sakai

National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Japan

Low back pain is a common disorder which affects the lumbar spine, and is associated with substantial morbidity for about 80% of the general population at some stages during their lives. Although low back pain usually is a self-limiting disorder that improves spontaneously over time, the etiology of low back pain is generally unknown and the diagnostic label, "non-specific low back pain", is frequently given. This book contains reviews and original articles with emphasis on pathogenesis and treatment of low back pain except for the rehabilitative aspect. Consisting of three sections, the first section of the book has a focus on pathogenesis of low back pain, while the second and third sections are on the treatment including conservative and surgical procedure, respectively.

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Low Back Pain Pathogenesis and TreatmentEdited by Yoshihito Sakai

Published: March 14th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2681

ISBN: 978-953-51-0338-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6917-8

Copyright year: 2012

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53431 Total Chapter Downloads

4 Crossref Citations

9 Web of Science Citations

12 Dimensions Citations


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1. Spinal Alignment and Low Back Pain Indicating Spine Shape Parameters

By Schroeder Jan and Mattes Klaus


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2. Osteophyte Formation in the Lumber Spine and Relevance to Low Back Pain

By Yoshihito Sakai


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3. Low Back Pain and Injury in Athletes

By Wayne Hoskins


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4. Relationship of Duration and Intensity of Pain with Depression and Functional Disability Among Patients with Low-Back Pain

By Michael O. Egwu and Afolabi O. Olakunle


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5. Psychosocial Risk Factors in the Development of LBP

By Simone Ho


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6. Evaluation and Management of Lower Back Pain in Oncological Patients

By Joshua E. Schroeder, Yair Barzilay, Amir Hasharoni, Leon Kaplan, José E. Cohen and Eyal Itshayek


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7. Pharmacotherapy for Chronic Low Back Pain

By John H. Peniston


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8. Application of Radiofrequency in Low Back Pain Treatment

By Hsi-Kai Tsou and Ting-Hsien Kao


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9. Nonfusion Techniques for Degenerative Lumbar Diseases Treatment

By Leonardo Fonseca Rodrigues, Paula Voloch and Flávio Cavallari


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10. Posterior Dynamic Stabilization: The Interspinous Spacer

By Antoine Nachanakian, Antonios El Helou and Moussa Alaywan


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11. Development and Clinical Evaluation of Bioactive Implant for Interbody Fusion in the Treatment of Degenerative Lumbar Spine Disease

By Michal Filip, Petr Linzer and Jakub Strnad


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12. Surgical Management of Low Back Pain and Degenerative Spinal Disorders

By Vu H. Le and S. Samuel Bederman


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