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Covering all commonly used interventions for acute and chronic low back pain conditions, Evidence-Based Management of Low Back Pain consolidates current scientific studies and research evidence into a single, practical resource. Its multidisciplinary approach covers a wide scope of treatments from manual therapies to medical interventions to surgery, organizing interventions from least to most invasive. Editors Simon Dagenais and Scott Haldeman, along with expert contributors from a variety of clinical and academic institutions throughout the world, focus on the best available scientific evidence, summarizing the results from the strongest to the weakest types of studies. No other book makes it so easy to compare the different interventions and treatment approaches, giving you the tools to make better, more informed clinical decisions. Simon Dagenais and Scott Haldeman Table of Contents: Foreword by Charles Branch, MD Preface Contributors Section 1: Introduction 1. Evidence-Based Management of Low Back Pain 2. Guide to Using This Textbook 3. Assessment of Low Back Pain 4. Management of Acute Low Back Pain Section 2: Education 5. Physical Activity, Smoking Cessation, and Weight Loss 6. Watchful Waiting and Brief Education 7. Back Schools and Fear Avoidance Training Section 3: Exercise 8. Lumbar Stabilization Exercise 9. Lumbar Strengthening Exercise 10. McKenzie Method Section 4: Medication 11. Common Analgesics 12. Opioid Analgesics 13. Adjunctive Analgesics Section 5: Physical Modalities 14. Electrotherapeutic Modalities and Physical Agents 15. Traction Therapy Section 6: Manual Therapies 16. Massage Therapy 17. Spinal Manipulation and Mobilization 18. Medicine Assisted Manipulation Section 7: Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies 19. Nutritional, Herbal, and Homeopathic Supplements 20. Needle Acupuncture Section 8: Behavioral Therapies 21. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 22. Functional Restoration Section 9: Injection Therapies 23. Epidural Steroid Injections 24. Trigger Point Injections 25. Prolotherapy Section 10: Minimally Invasive Therapies 26. Lumbar Medial Branch Neurotomy 27. Intradiscal Thermal Therapies 28. Nucleoplasty Section 11: Surgical Therapies 29. Decompression Surgery 30. Fusion Surgery and Disc Arthroplasty Conclusion Back Matter Glossary Answer Key Index