A review of spinal injuries in the invasive cardiologist II: Prevention and treatment

Yazid Y. Fadl, Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, Robert L. Grubb, Lynnette Khoo-Summers, Bruce D. Lindsay

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Abstract

This review provides a perspective of spinal injuries related to invasive cardiology, an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the spine, the etiology and pathophysiology of spinal injuries, and options for prevention and treatment. In this part of our review, conventional surgical and minimally invasive options are discussed as well as emerging techniques for the treatment of back pain. We also discuss methods of preventing back injuries by modifications to the work environment as well as preventive measures that may be practiced by the invasive cardiologist. Our final objective is to describe and illustrate proven techniques for strengthening the supportive musculature to avoid spinal injury as well as to reduce painful exacerbations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1149-1157
Number of pages9
JournalPACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume30
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2007

Keywords

  • Invasive cardiology
  • Physical therapy
  • Prevention
  • Spinal injury
  • Surgical treatment

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