The Encyclopedia of the Back and Spine Systems and Disorders

The Encyclopedia of the Back and Spine Systems and Disorders

by Mary Harwell Sayler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816066787

ISBN-13: 9780816066780

Pub. Date: 09/28/2007

Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated

Back pain is the most common cause of job-related disability and the second most common neurological ailment in the United States. Nearly 31 million Americans are currently suffering from some form of back injury or pain, and within the next five years, approximately one-third of Americans over the age of 18 will seek treatment for back pain. Nearly 90 percent of the

Overview

Back pain is the most common cause of job-related disability and the second most common neurological ailment in the United States. Nearly 31 million Americans are currently suffering from some form of back injury or pain, and within the next five years, approximately one-third of Americans over the age of 18 will seek treatment for back pain. Nearly 90 percent of the adult population will experience back or neck pain during their lifetime.

The Encyclopedia of the Back and Spine Systems and Disorders is a comprehensive reference to these parts of the body and the ailments associated with them. More than 250 detailed entries provide information on all aspects of the back and spine, including anatomy, metabolic processes, neurological systems, injuries, diseases and disorders, treatments, medicines, nutrition, exercise and lifestyle issues, current research, and much more. Written in a lively and engaging style, this accessible encyclopedia also features appendixes including directories of organizations, Web resources, periodicals, and other useful information. Entries include: arthritis, back injury, calcium, fractures, lifting, orthotics, pain management, scoliosis, spinal concerns for children, spinal concerns for the elderly, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816066780
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Series:
Library of Health and Living
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Table of Contents


Foreword     v
Preface     viii
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction     xii
Entries A-Z     1
National and International Organizations for the Back and Spine     321
Related Organizations     323
Other Relevant Web Sites     327
Internet Journals and Magazines     328
Bibliography     329
Index     331
About the Authors     354

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