Pain management is a huge problem and one which has important medico-legal and economic implications for health care providers. It is a growing area of interest and importance for many medical and health care professionals. It takes a truly integrated approach involving a team comprising medical practitioners, clinical psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and nurse practitioners. Different professions may work together but the approach may also be adopted by individual practitioners.
Until recently most attention was focussed on low back pain but now the key area of interest for new research is neck pain and related headache often associated with whiplash or poor posture in working environments eg using computers. This book presents the latest research findings and gives recommendations and guidelines on how to relate those findings to the prevention and management of neck pain. It also points the way of areas where more research is needed.
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McGuirk, Brian Senior Staff Specialist in Musculoskeletal Occupational Medicine, Hunter New England Area Health Service, Department of Clinical Research, Royal Newcastle Hospital, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.
Spécialiste de rééducation musculosquelettique: ' Senior Staff Specialist in Musculoskeletal Occupational Medicine ', Hunter New England Area Health Service, Departément de recherches cliniques, Royal Newcastle Hospital, Newcastle, Australie