Heal Your Aching Back

What a Harvard Doctor Wants You to Know About Finding Relief and Keeping Your Back Strong

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0071508805

Date

January 19, 2007

Format

Mixed media product, 272 pages

ISBN

0071467653 / 9780071467650

$

Your Price

14.95



Overview


Main description

Take back your health, your fitness, and your life

This authoritative and comprehensive guide, written by a Harvard doctor who has struggled with back pain himself, will help you find the real cause of your problem--and the smartest way to treat it. This simple step-by-step program will show you how to:

  • Get the right diagnosis for your type of back pain
  • Find the most effective treatment, including complementary therapies
  • Control pain through specific exercises, massage, and yoga
  • Avoid surgery, prevent reinjury, and strengthen your back for life

Dr. Katz also gives you the most up-to-date information on chiropractic care, new pain medications, alternative physical therapies, and back surgery.


Table of contents

Part One: The Perplexities of Back Pain

1: Bewildered by Your Back Pain?

2: Who Gets Back Pain?

Part Two: Understanding Back Pain

3: The Workings of Your Back

4: Why Your Back Hurts

5: Getting a Diagnosis

Part Three: Controlling Your Pain

6: Priority #1: Relieving Your Pain

7: Can Complementary Therapies Help Your Aching Back?

Part Four: Managing Your Condition

8: Is Surgery Right for You?

9: Preventing a Repeat Episode

10: When Pain Persists

Glossary

Resources

Index


Author comments

Dr. Jeffrey N. Katz is an associate professor of medicine and orthopedic surgery at Harvard Medical School, codirector of the Brigham Spine Center, director of the Orthopaedic and Arthritis Center for Outcomes Research at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and deputy editor of the journal Spine.


Back cover copy

Take back your health, your fitness, and your life

If you're holding this book, you already know how hard it is to live with back pain. Even harder is knowing what to do about it. This authoritative and comprehensive guide, written by a Harvard doctor who has struggled with back pain himself, will help you find the real cause of your problem--and the smartest way to treat it. This simple step-by-step program will show you how to:

  • Get the right diagnosis for your type of back pain
  • Find the most effective treatment, including complementary therapies
  • Control pain through specific exercises, massage, and yoga
  • Avoid surgery, prevent reinjury, and strengthen your back for life

Dr. Katz also gives you the most up-to-date information on chiropractic care, new pain medications, alternative physical therapies, and back surgery.





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