Advancements in the management of spine disorders

Haldeman, Scott, Kopansky-Giles, Deborah, Hurwitz, Eric L., Hoy, Damian, Erwin, W. Mark, Dagenais, Simon, Kawchuk, Greg, Stromqvist, Bjorn and Walsh, Nicolas (2012) Advancements in the management of spine disorders. Best Practice and Research in Clinical Rheumatology, 26 2: 263-280.


Author Haldeman, Scott
Kopansky-Giles, Deborah
Hurwitz, Eric L.
Hoy, Damian
Erwin, W. Mark
Dagenais, Simon
Kawchuk, Greg
Stromqvist, Bjorn
Walsh, Nicolas
Title Advancements in the management of spine disorders
Journal name Best Practice and Research in Clinical Rheumatology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1521-6942
1532-1770
Publication date 2012-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.berh.2012.03.006
Volume 26
Issue 2
Start page 263
End page 280
Total pages 18
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Bailliere Tindall
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract Spinal disorders and especially back and neck pain affect more people and have greater impact on work capacity and health-care costs than any other musculoskeletal condition. One of the difficulties in reducing the burden of spinal disorders is the wide and heterogeneous range of specific diseases and non-specific musculoskeletal disorders that can involve the spinal column, most of which manifest as pain. Despite, or perhaps because of its impact, spinal disorders remain one of the most controversial and difficult conditions for clinicians, patients and policymakers to manage. This paper provides a brief summary of advances in the understanding of back and neck pain over the past decade as evidenced in the current literature. This paper includes the following sections: a classification of spinal disorders; the epidemiology of spine pain in the developed and developing world; key advancements in biological and biomechanical sciences in spine pain; the current status of potential methods for the prevention of back and neck pain; rheumatological and systemic disorders that impact the spine; and evidence-based surgical and non-surgical management of spine pain. The final section of this paper looks to the future and proposes actions and strategies that may be considered by the international Bone and Joint Decade (BJD), by providers, institutions and by policymakers so that we may better address the burden of spine disorders at global and local levels.
Keyword Back pain
Neck pain
Epidemiology
Burden of disease
Classification
Future developments
Barriers to research
Spine pain
Prevention
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Special issue: Bone and Joint Decade Report: Moving Together Beyond the Decade

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