Lower back pain is one of the top three reasons patients visit a doctor in the United States, right behind the common cold and flu.
Vail, Colorado (PRWEB) October 31, 2012
Dr. Donald S. Corenman, M.D., D.C., renowned spine surgeon and expert on lower back pain, recently released his new physical examination book for lumbar spine disorders and spine care. The "Clinician's Guidebook to Lumbar Spine Disorders Diagnosis & Treatment" is uniquely written and targeted for clinicians seeking additional insight and practical knowledge for problems of the spine.
The physical examination book offers a comprehensive overview of lumbar spine disorders including diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Corenman, who is in private practice as a spine surgeon and sports medicine specialist with The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado explains that "Lower back pain is one of the top three reasons a patient visits a doctor in the United States, right behind the common cold and flu. This book was written to offer medical insight to front-line clinicians who initially see these patients. It is a reference book that will help general practitioners, chiropractors, physical therapists and other healthcare professionals provide their patients with more efficient evaluations of the problems that are leading to chronic back pain and suggest the best course of treatment."
According to the American Chiropractic Association, Americans spend fifty billion dollars a year on treating and coping with back pain. As a top cause for lost employee productivity, it is the most costly problem in the industrial world. Eighty percent of the population will have disabling back pain at least once during their lives.
The physical examination book begins with basic anatomy and physiology including images and illustrations for easy reference. The mechanics of lower back pain and leg pain, including the role of genetics, are also discussed. Dr. Corenman explains the underlying causes of back pain and provides techniques for completing a comprehensive medical history and physical examination. He then correlates the findings to specific spinal and non-spinal disorders. Both recognition and treatment for lumbar spine trauma are also discussed.
All potential treatments are discussed including rehabilitation and appropriate use of medication. Intervention treatments are all examined including injections, epidurals, facet blocks and discograms. Surgical intervention is also examined including the various types of surgical techniques available and the expected outcomes for each.
Dr. Corenman's unique wealth of knowledge, gained from many years practicing both traditional medicine and chiropractic, provides a balanced perspective for clinicians to identify and treat spine disorders.
For more information, visit Dr. Corenman's You Tube channel: http://www.youtube.com/neckandback.
About the Author
For the past 12 years Dr. Donald S. Corenman has been practicing at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado, the premier sports medicine clinic for recovery of sports and spinal injuries. Dr. Corenman is affiliated with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and is a physician for the U.S. Ski Team. He is a member of the North American Spine Society, the Western States Orthopaedic Society, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Academy of Chiropractic Orthopaedists. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Board of Spine Surgery and the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopaedics. He has conducted research in the spine for both surgery and rehabilitation and has published multiple articles and books including his latest book, 'The Clinician's Guidebook to Lumbar Spine Disorders Diagnosis & Treatment'. Dr. Corenman has lectured to his peers from Hong Kong to Paris to Chile.
For more information or to purchase this physical examination book for spine care, please visit http://understandthespine.com.