Ending Back Pain
5 Powerful Steps to Diagnose, Understand, and Treat your Ailing BackBook - 2014
Five steps to a better back. Virtually every American will experience back pain at some point. But it needn't turn into a chronic, debilitating condition with no relief in sight. And it may not require surgery or another form of invasive therapy. Fortunately, with today's technology and the latest science on traditional and integrative medicines, back pain is treatable, and celebrated neurosurgeon Jack stern, M.D., Ph.D., shows you how to end the suffering for good. In Ending Back Pain , Dr. Stern presents his scientifically grounded solutions for understanding your back's pain and finding the best approach to remedy it. He explains the six major anatomical sites that often generate pain, while also identifying other potential sources that people (and doctors) can easily overlook, such as commonly used drugs, undiagnosed illnesses or diseases, and even depression. As a faculty member at Weill Cornell Medical College and a former back pain patient himself, Dr. Stern provides a revolutionary new paradigm for the successful diagnosis and treatment of back pain with a unique five-step program that entails a multidisciplinary, holistic perspective- Step One- Unlock your back's unique pain code Step Two- Prepare to work with health care professionals Step Three- Ensure proper diagnosis Step Four- Embrace various pathways to healing Step Five- Live a life that supports a strong, healthy back With diagnostic self-tests, checklists to take to your next doctor's appointment, advice on treatment options rooted in best practices from top scientific literature, enlightening case studies, preventive strategies, and much more, Ending Back Pain will help you pinpoint the specific causes of your own back pain issues so you can get on the road to healing.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Group, c2014.
Characteristics: xxvi, 292 p. : ill.