This book is a practical guide to the diagnosis of spine-related disorders. Covering both adult and paediatric conditions, each chapter presents a systematic approach to common and more complex problems, including associated complaints such as headaches, bowel and bladder incontinence and retention, and groin pain.
Typical case presentations and initial work up are provided for each condition, followed by differential diagnosis and treatment options.
Authored by internationally recognised experts from the USA, this comprehensive text is enhanced by clinical images, diagrams and tables to assist understanding.
Practical guide to diagnosis of spine-related disorders
Coversadult and paediatricconditions
Each topic includes typical case presentations and initial work up
Authored by internationally recognised experts in the field
Lower Back Pain in Children and Adolescents
Lower Back Pain in Adults
Arm Pain, Weakness and Numbness
Cervical versus Shoulder/Periscapular Pain
Bowel/Bladder Incontinence, Retention, and Saddle Anesthesia
Neck Pain in Adults
Sacroiliac Joint Pain
Differential Diagnosis: Hemiparesis
Progressive Diffuse Paresis in Adults
MRI Cord Changes
John D Koerner MD
New Jersey Spinal Medicine and Surgery, Maywood, Glen Rock, New Jersey, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hackensack University Medical Centre, Hackensack New Jersey, USA
Alexander R Vaccaro MD PhD MBA
President, Rothman Institute, Richard H Rothman Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Professor of Neurosurgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Daniel H Kim MD FAANS FACS
Professor, Director of Spinal Neurosurgery, Reconstructive PeripheralNerve Surgery, Memorial Hermann Health System, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Texas, Houston, Texas, USA