iSpine: Evidence-Based Interventional Spine Care

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iSpine is unique in its presentation of interventional spine, employing a disease-based or specific structure injury model. Expert clinicians take you through the† full gamut of painful spine conditions, detailing historical features, clinical presentation, diagnostic testing, imaging studies, and the latest treatment interventions. Spine biomechanics and ergonomic principles are also covered to promote strategies for reducing spine strain and minimizing the risk of recurrent injury.

Containing hundreds of fluoroscopic images and other illustrations, iSpine provides a practical, procedural approach to the diagnosis and treatment of painful spine disorders. The contributing national and international authors are drawn from multiple specialties - including physiatry, anesthesiology, radiology, biomechanical engineering, physical therapy, orthopedics, neurosurgery, internal medicine, and rheumatology - reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of outcomes-oriented interventional spine care.

iSpine belongs on the shelf of any clinician practicing high-yield state-of-the-art interventional spine medicine, using the best available evidence to accurately diagnose, optimally treat, and minimize the healthcare costs associated with these disorders.

Features of iSpine Include:

  • Technical instructions for performing procedures including hundreds of fluoroscopic images and other illustrations
  • Chapters discuss innovative new technologies and spinal applications, such as intradiscal biologic agents for degenerative lumbar discs and augmentation of pelvic insufficiency fractures
  • Critical analysis of the literature on interventional spine care
  • Chapters written by internationally recognized experts
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Randy L Calisoff, MD (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago)
Description: This book offers an algorithmic approach for practitioners in pain medicine who provide interventional spine care to patients. It is unique in that it not only describes how to do the procedures, it also includes some of the latest studies supporting the evidence for doing these procedures as well as information about possible complications.
Purpose: The purpose, according to the editor, is to provide high-yield diagnostic and therapeutic care in a responsible fashion. By providing an algorithmic approach to interventional spine care through discussions of diagnosis, treatment, discrimination of symptomatic from nonsymptomatic structures, it equips clinicians with the ability to help direct what diagnostic testing (imaging, electrical, or procedural) should ensue. The book also discusses the formulation of a proper diagnosis of a wide variety of conditions in pain medicine and to go over the proper techniques for interventional care, while also keeping in mind cost-effectiveness.
Audience: Written for practitioners, the book is suitable for those who see a variety of patients with diverse pain conditions and who also perform interventional spine procedures.
Features: The book covers a wide variety of pain topics, ranging from proper diagnosis of pain conditions to evaluation and treatment. Among the conditions covered are discogenic pain, facet pain, radiculopathy, and internal disc disruption. The book discusses proper imaging (if needed) for these conditions as well as the interventional care for these disorders. The figures are very useful, especially the Dallas Discogram scale, as are the tables showing the results of published investigations regarding treatment for TFESI's. Not only does this book present some of the latest research behind interventional therapy, it also provides practitioners with a discussion of some of the controversies surrounding some of the therapies such as disc stimulation. The review of pertinent anatomy is sound. Most importantly, the book makes a solid contribution to the discussion of the complications of interventional care, critical information for any practitioner to have a solid foundation in. Discussions of some of the molecular biology behind pain disorders including disc degeneration are valuable, and pictures are nicely employed in the book to match the discussion of a particular topic.
Assessment: This is a high quality book, not only because of its overall thoroughness, but also because it takes a functional approach to pain medicine. I particularly enjoyed the chapter, "Functional Restoration of Painful Lumbar Spinal Disorders," by Michael Geraci, Jr., and Stuart M. McGill, which discusses important concepts that practitioners should be aware of when dealing with patients with pain. Such topics include reducing the risk of injury, the cause of such injury, and the kinetic chain. This is superior to other books in the field. It successfully accomplishes its objectives and incorporates a functional restoration approach to painful disorders, which gives readers a 360-degree view of how to approach such patients.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933864716
  • Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 2/28/2011
  • Pages: 536
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Medical Director, Virginia Commonwealth University Spine Center, Director, Interventional Spine Care Fellowship, Virginia Commonwealth University Hospitals.
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Table of Contents

Introduction, 1. Etiologies of Painful Spinal Disorders, Christopher W. Huston and S. Ashley McCowen, PART I LUMBOSACRAL SPINE: 2. Pathophysiology of Painful Lumbosacral Spine Disorders, Lars G. Gilbertson and Manuel Fanor Saavedra, Section A Axial Low Back Pain: 3. Mechanical Assessment of Axial Lumbosacral Pain, Stephen May and Ron Donelson, Internal Disc Disruption (IDD): 4. Diagnostic Imaging of Lumbosacral Internal Disc Disruption, Paul E. Verrills, Nikolai Bogduk, and David G. Vivian, 5. Provocation and Analgesic Discography Evaluation of Lumbosacral Internal Disc Disruption, Kevin Pauza, 6. Epidural Steroids for Lumbosacral Internal Disc Disruption, Omar El Abd and Michael J. DePalma, 7. Intradiscal Heating Procedures for Lumbosacral Internal Disc Disruption, Leonardo Kapural, 8. Intradiscal Biologic Agents for Lumbosacral Internal Disc Disruption, Rajeev K. Patel, Facet Joint Dysfunction: 9. Diagnostic Imaging of Painful Lumbar Facet Joints, Matthew Smuck and Divya Agrawal, 10. Diagnostic Blockade of Symptomatic Lumbar Facet Joints, Venu Akuthota and Rachel Brakke Holman, 11. Therapeutic Intra-Articular Lumbar Facet Joint Injections, Michael B. Furman and Justin J. Petrolla, 12. Radiofrequency Denervation for Lumbar Facet Joint Pain, Frank J. E. Falco and Stephanie Geffert, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction: 13. Diagnostic Imaging of Painful Sacroiliac Joints, Joseph D. Fortin, Sayed E. Wahezi, Douglas Mintz, and Anthony Chang, 14. Diagnostic Blockade of Symptomatic Sacroiliac Joints, Jean-Yves Maigne, 15. Therapeutic Intra-Articular Injections for Painful Sacroiliac Joints, Amish R. Patel, 16. Neuroablative Techniques for Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Anita Gupta and Steven P. Cohen, Unique Conditions: 17. Midline Posterior Element Disorders, Sarah Knievelv and Tim Lamer, 18. Fusion Hardware Mediated Low Back Pain, Amit Bhargava, 19. Lumbosacral Spine Disorders in the Young Athlete, Joshua A. Thomas, Jared S. Greenberg, and Larry H. Chou, Section B Radiculopathy/Radicular Pain: 20. An Algorithmic Approach to Lumbosacral Radiculopathy, Philip Tasca, 21. Diagnostic Imaging of Lumbosacral Radiculopathy, Massimo Gallucci, Nicola Limbucci, and Fabrizio Fasano, 22. Electrodiagnostic Evaluation of Lumbosacral Radiculopathy, Jeff Strakowski and Ernest W. Johnson, 23. Epidural Steroid Instillation for Lumbosacral Radiculopathy, Thomas R. Saullo, Stefan C. Muzin, John C. Keel, and Gregory E. Lutz, 24. Therapeutic Intradiscal Procedures for Lumbosacral Radiculopathy, Guiseppe Bonaldi and Alessandro Cianfoni, 25. Neuromodulation for Lumbosacral Radicular Pain, Timothy Deer, Jonathan Carlson, and Patrick W. Hogan, Section C Functional Restoration and Biomechanics: 26. Functional Restoration of Painful Lumbar Spinal Disorders, Michael C. Geraci, Jr. and Stuart M. McGill, 27. Biomechanical Principles for Reducing Low Back Pain, Sue A. Ferguson and William S. Marras, PART II CERVICAL SPINE: 28. Pathophysiology of Painful Cervical Spine Disorders, David G. Vivian and Paul E. Verrills, Section A Axial Neck Pain: 29. Algorithmic Approach to Cervical Axial Pain, David W. Chow, Gwendolen Jull, and Curtis W. Slipman, Discogenic Neck Pain: 30. Diagnostic Imaging of Painful Cervical Discs, Yinggang Zheng, Kaixuan Liu, and Edward D. Simmons, 31. Provocation Discography Evaluation of Symptomatic Cervical Discs, Brian S. Trussell and Michael J. DePalma, 32. Percutaneous Treatments for Painful Cervical Discs, Steven R. M. Helper, Facet Joint Pain: 33. Diagnostic Imaging of Painful Cervical Facet Joints, Thomas R. Saullo and Frank Bender, 34. Diagnostic Blockade of Painful Cervical Facet Joints, Wade King, 35. Therapeutic Intra-Articular Cervical Facet Joint Injections, Sarjoo M. Bhagia, 36. Radiofrequency Denervation for Cervical Facet Joint Pain, Les Barnsley, 37. Chronic Whiplash and Whiplash Associated Disorders, Jerome Schofferman, Section B Radiculopathy/Radicular Pain: 38. Algorithmic Application to Cervical Radicular Pain, Zacharia Isaac, Elizabeth Beck, and Curtis W. Slipman, 39. Diagnostic Imaging of Cervical Radiculopathy, John B. Weigele, 40. Electrodiagnostic Evaluation of Cervical Radiculopathy, Timothy R. Dillingham and Diane W. Braza, 41. Epidural Steroid Instillation for Cervical Radiculopathy, Todd M. Reiter, Ray M. Baker, and Michael J. DePalma, 42. Percutaneous Cervical Discectomy, Kenneth M. AlÚ, Erich O. Richter, and Jayme Trahan, 43. Neuromodulation for Cervical Radicular Pain, Timothy Deer, Jonathan Carlson, and Patrick W. Hogan, Section C Functional Restoration: 44. Functional Rehabilitation of Painful Cervical Spinal Disorders, David J. Kennedy, Christopher J. Visco, and Joel Press, PART III OSTEOPOROTIC SPINE AND PELVIS: 45. Biomechanics and Pathophysiology of the Osteoporotic Spine and Pelvis, Mark Makumbi Kayanja, Section A Spinal and Pelvic Fractures: 46. Percutaneous Vertebroplasty, Mary E. Jensen, 47. Percutaneous Augmentation Using Void Creation, Wade Wong, Douglas P. Beall, and Izzy Lieberman, 48. Evaluation and Treatment of Pelvic Insufficiency Fractures, Douglas P. Beall, Michael Frey, and Wayne Olan, Section B Osteoporotic Spine Care: 49. Functional Restoration of the Osteoporotic Patient, Peter E. Pidcoe

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