The Encyclopedia of the Back and Spine Systems and Disorders

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816066780
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2007
  • Series: Library of Health and Living
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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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