Written by world renowned researchers and clinicians in the field, Management of Neck Pain Disorders provides a comprehensive insight into the nature of neck pain disorders within a biopsychosocial context to inform clinical reasoning in the management of persons with neck pain. Emphasising a patient centred approach, this book practically applies knowledge from research to inform patient assessment and management. It also provides practical information and illustrations to assist clinicians to develop treatment programs with and for their patients with neck pain.
The book covers:
. Current issues and debates in the field of neck pain disorders
. Research informing best practice assessment and management
. Biological, psychological and social features which need to be considered when assessing and developing a management program with the patient
. A multimodal conservative management approach, which addresses the presenting episode of pain as well as rehabilitation strategies towards prevention of recurrent episodes.
Section 1 Introduction 1 Neck Pain Disorders Section 2 Clinical Sciences 2 Nociception and Pain perception 3 Movement and Posture in Neck Pain Disorders 4 Neural Tissue in Neck Pain Disorders 5 Neuromuscular Disturbances in Neck Pain Disorders 6 Sensorimotor Control Disturbances in Neck Pain Disorders 7 Psychological and Social Considerations in Neck Pain Disorders Section 3 Clinical Assessment 8 Clinical Assessment: The patient interview 9 Clinical Assessment: The physical examination 10 The Differential Diagnosis of Symptoms and Signs of Sensorimotor Control Disturbances 11 Headache: The Differential Diagnosis of Cervical Musculoskeletal Causes or Contributors Section 4 Clinical Management 12 Principles of Management 13 Communication, Education and Self-Management 14 Management of Joint and Movement Dysfunction 15 Management of Neuromuscular Dysfunction 16 Management of Sensorimotor Control Disturbances 17 Management of Nerve Tissue 18 Case Presentations: Clinical reasoning and clinical decision making 19 Concluding Remarks: Focussing on prevention