Industrial Medicine and Acute Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation. 5. Interventional Procedures for Work-Related Lumbar Spine Conditions

Robert W. Irwin, Joseph P. Zuhosky, William J. Sullivan, Patrick M. Foye, Aaron W. Sable, Andre Panagos

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Irwin RW, Zuhosky JP, Sullivan WJ, Foye PM, Sable AW, Panagos A. Industrial medicine and acute musculoskeletal rehabilitation. 5. Interventional procedures for work-related lumbar spine conditions. This chapter emphasizes the importance of establishing a differential diagnosis for low back pain (LBP) with and without referred lower-limb pain and outlines potential interventional treatments appropriate for each diagnosis. It is part of the study guide on industrial rehabilitation and acute musculoskeletal rehabilitation in the Self-Directed Physiatric Education Program for practitioners and trainees in physical medicine and rehabilitation. The article specifically focuses on the various interventions used to diagnose or treat those conditions commonly seen in patients with work-related LBP or referred pain in the lower limb. Current criterion treatments for lumbar disk pain, including surgical options, are reviewed. Overall Article Objective: To give an overview of the current state of diagnosis and treatment options for low back pain with or without referred leg pain focusing on interventional procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S22-S28
JournalArchives of physical medicine and rehabilitation
Issue number3 SUPPL.1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2007



  • Arthroplasty
  • Biochemical markers
  • Disk, herniated
  • Facet joint
  • Injections, epidural
  • Low back pain
  • Lumbar region
  • Rehabilitation
  • Sacroiliac joint

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation

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