PART I THE MOST COMMON OCCUPATIONAL MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN AND DISABILITY DISORDERS.- Occupational Musculoskeletal Pain and Disability Disorders: An Overview.- Back Pain.- Cervical Pain.- Upper Extremity Pain.- Lower Extremity Pain.- Chronic Widespread Pain.-The Problem of Whiplash Injuries: Etiology, Assessment and Treatment.- New Trends of Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Military.- PART II CONCEPTUAL AND METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES.- Search Engines/Resources Available to Obtain the Latest Prevalence and Cost Data for Occupational Pain and Disability Disorders.- Epidemiology of Musculoskeletal Disorders and Workplace Factors.- Acute, Postacute and Chronic Disorders: Differences and Potential Recovery Outcomes.- Psychological and Psychiatric Sequelae of Chronic Musculoskeletal Disorders.- Preemployment and Preplacement Screening of Workers to Prevent Occupational Musculoskeletal Disorders.- Medicolegal Issues Involved in Occupational Musculoskeletal Injuries.- Workers' Compensation and Other Disability Insurance Systems Involved in Occupational Musculoskeletal Disorders.- Approaches to the Quantitative Physical and Functional Capacity Assessment of Occupational Musculoskeletal Disorders.- Current American Medical Association Guidelines for Evaluating Musculoskeletal Impairment and Maximum Medical Impairment.- PART III INTERVENTION APPROACHES AND TECHNIQUES.- Traditional Medical Intervention Approaches to Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Review.-The Biopsychosocial Approach to the Assessment and Intervention for Musculoskeletal Disorders.- The Interdisciplinary Treatment Approach: The Key Components for Success.- Early Intervention to Prevent the Development of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain and Disability Disorders.- A Review of Self-Management Techniques for Musculoskeletal Pain.- Work Accommodation Methods for Occupational Musculoskeletal Injuries.- Models of Return-to-Work for Musculoskeletal Disorders: An Update.- Vocational Assessment and Training for Patients with Chronic Occupational Musculoskeletal Disorders.- Real-effectiveness Medicine in Musculoskeletal Disorders.- Future Research Directions for Preventing and Treating Occupational Musculoskeletal Disorders.
This book addresses the complexity of preventing, diagnosing, and treating musculoskeletal pain and disability disorders in the workplace. Divided evenly between common occupational pain disorders, conceptual and methodological issues, and evidence-based intervention methods, this comprehensive reference presents current findings on prevalence, causation, and physical and psychological aspects common to these disorders. Attention is given to working-world concerns, including insurance and compensation issues and AMA guidelines for disability evaluations. Also, specialized chapters offer lenses for understanding and administering the best approaches for treating specific pain disorders, and explore what workplaces can do to accommodate affected employees and prevent injuries from occurring in the first place.
Reviews and synthesizes the current conceptual research and treatment advances across a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders
Focuses on most effective treatments to return workers back to occupational settings
Delves into complexities involved in assessment and treatment of particular musculoskeletal pain and disability disorders