I. Spinal Anatomy, Imaging, and Clinical Evaluationn n Spinal Anatomyn Robert M. DePhilip and J. Kevin McGrawn n Computed Tomography of the Spinen Stephen F. Futterern n Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Spinen Eiran Mandelker, Gretchen G. Cordero, Dennis H. Son, and J. Kevin McGrawn n Nuclear Medicine of the Spinen John E. Baumert, Jr.n n Clinical Evaluation of the Spine Patientn L. Mark Deann n II. Interventional Spinal Proceduresn n History and Overview of Spinal Proceduresn J. Kevin McGrawn n Pharmacology of Medications Used in Spinal Injection Proceduresn John A. Lippertn n Selective Nerve Root Blocksn Dennis J. Griffinn n Epidural Steroid Injectionsn Dennis J. Griffinn n Facet Joint Injectionsn Jeffrey M. Boorstein and J. Kevin McGrawn n Sacroiliac Joint Injectionsn Jeffrey M. Boorstein and J. Kevin McGrawn n Discographyn John A. Carrino and J. Kevin McGrawn n Treatment of Discogenic Back Painn Jeff S. Silber, J. Kevin McGraw, and John A. Lippertn n Spinal Biopsy Techniquesn Thomas M. Davisn n Percutaneous Vertebroplastyn David F. Kallmes, Mary E. Jensen, and J. Kevin McGrawn n Transcatheter Therapy for Tumors of the Spinen Peter J. Pema and Ronald F. Budzikn n Index
A panel of world-renowned experts presents a complete course on evaluating and treating patients with back pain, including interventional spinal procedures, spinal imaging, and the clinical evaluation of the spine patient. The authors focus on all the critical spinal procedures, ranging from such traditional methods as selective nerve root blocks, epidural injections, facet injections, sacroiliac joint injections, to such state-of-the art techniques as spinal biopsy, percutaneous vertebroplasty, spinal imaging, nucleoplasty, discography, intradiscal electrothermal therapy, and transcatheter therapy for tumors of the spine. Additional material is provided on basic spinal anatomy, CT, MRI, the nuclear medicine of the spine, and the pharmacology of the medications used in injection procedures.