Neck and back pain is one of the top five most common health problems in adults. In this country it occurs in 85% of adults below the age of 50, and almost all of them will have a recurrence. It is the most common cause of missed workdays and is the number one occupational hazard across the board. This issue of Neurologic Clinics addresses the latest clinical knowledge regarding this disorder and contains the following articles: Anatomy and Examination; Epidemiology and Risk Factors; Cervical Radiculopathy; Lumbrosacral Radiculopathy; Lumbar Canal Stenosis; Musculoskeletal Disorders; Neuroimaging; Electrodiagnosis; Physical Medicine approaches; Non-surgical Interventions; Surgical Interventions; and Chronic Pain Management.

Neck and Low Back Pain, An Issue of Neurologic Clinics (The Clinics: Internal Medicine)