Publisher description for Biomechanics of the spine : clinical and surgical prospective / editors, Vijay K. Goel and James N. Weinstein.

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Chronic low-back pain is the focus of this book. Presented in a systematic manner, this work reviews epidemiological studies which have shown that various mechanical factors play a significant role in the onset of chronic low-back pain. To provide you with a better understanding of the information in these chapters, ample illustrations and tables are included. At the end of each chapter, the reader is directed to even further in-depth information. It is the intent of the authors that this writing will promote further biomechanical research. Written in an instructional format, this text is ideal for training bioengineering and medical students. This volume is also of practical value to practicing surgeons and scientists who are interested in seeking solutions to the low-back pain problem.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Spine -- Surgery.
Spine -- Mechanical properties.
Spine -- physiology.