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Spinal Disorders in the Elderly

Stephen M. Selkirk and Robert L. Ruff

in Clinical Neurology of Aging

Third edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780195369298
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199323012 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195369298.003.0035
Spinal Disorders in the Elderly

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Chapter 35 provides an overview of spinal disorders in the elderly. Multiple factors, such as immobilization, medical comorbidities, polypharmacy associated with multiple medical disorders, and skeletal degeneration are discussed, as is that treatment plans should emphasize early mobilization and functional rehabilitation.

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Subjects: Neurology

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