Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - Volume 4, issue 1
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Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation is a journal whose main focus is to present relevant information about the interdisciplinary approach to musculoskeletal rehabilitation for clinicians who treat patients with back and musculoskeletal pain complaints. It will provide readers with both 1) a general fund of knowledge on the assessment and management of specific problems and 2) new information considered to be state-of-the-art in the field. The intended audience is multidisciplinary as well as multi-specialty.
In each issue clinicians can find information which they can use in their patient setting the very next day. Manuscripts are provided from a range of health care providers including those in physical medicine, orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, neurosurgery, physical therapy, radiology, osteopathy, chiropractic and nursing on topics ranging from chronic pain to sports medicine. Diagnostic decision trees and treatment algorithms are encouraged in each manuscript. Controversial topics are discussed in commentaries and rebuttals. Associated areas such as medical-legal, worker's compensation and practice guidelines are included.
The journal publishes original research papers, review articles, programme descriptions and cast studies. Letters to the editors, commentaries, and editorials are also welcomed. Manuscripts are peer reviewed. Constructive critiques are given to each author. Suggestions for thematic issues and proposed manuscripts are welcomed.
Abstract: Painful neurological syndromes in cancer patients require comprehensive clinical assessment for their accurate diagnosis. Early diagnosis of the painful neurological syndromes in cancer patients allows the clinician to target his therapy toward preventing escalating pain, disability, and further neurological morbidity. Active rehabilitation is critically important in the management of these patients with neurological pain syndromes. Rehabilitation helps prevent further pain due to the development of secondary problems of immobility or disuse, helps the individual patient achieve his maximal level of functioning and helps each patient adapt to his/her neurological deficits.
Abstract: Dismal return to work rates and mounting disability costs in the chronic low back pain (LBP) population imply the need for innovative re-employment strategies. The supported employment approach utilizes a vocational specialist under close physician supervision. It is more proactive, less biased, and more specialized than the more traditional case management approach used by many insurance companies. Supported employment has been used extensively at our institution in the brain injured population and we have recently begun exploring its use in LBP patients. Herein, we describe the successful use of supported employment in two individuals with chronic disabling LBP.
Keywords: Low back pain, return to work, supported employment, disability