The Psychology of Spine Surgery
For individuals in the U.S. & U.S. territories
The Psychology of Spine Surgery is the first book to assemble comprehensive, leading-edge information about the psychosocial and physiological influences affecting spinal surgery—from evaluation to preparation and post-operative rehabilitation. These expert authors translate results from the field's leading researchers into directly applicable protocols to create assessment and treatment frameworks for use with patients suffering chronic, intractable back pain. Drawing on cognitive–behavioral techniques specifically designed for surgical candidates, this volume offers guidance that will be invaluable to psychologists, orthopedists, neurosurgeons, physicians and nurses specializing in pain management, as well as students of medicine and health psychology.