Back Pain: How to Relieve Low Back Pain and Sciatica

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W. W. Norton & Company, Nov 1, 1999 - Family & Relationships - 288 pages
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Dr. Loren Fishman, a distinguished clinician and a trailblazer in the treatment of sciatica, believes there's only one road to relief: patients must become partners with their doctors in naming the cause of their pain and in making treatment decisions. Based on the latest research and on Dr. Fishman's fifteen years of experience in treating patients successfully, Back Pain is filled with pain-saving advice and instructional facts: so many adults suffer bouts of back pain that many doctors consider them normal occurrences; like a cold or flu more than four days of bed rest can make a back ache worse; patients who choose chiropractors visit them twice as often as those who choose medical doctors more than 25 percent of people who go to orthopedic surgeons have referred themselves; the initial treatment any doctor is likely to prescribe is aspirin; sciatica is one of the three major causes of back pain.
  

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Contents

Behind Your Backache
13
The Spine
19
The Basis of Cure
42
When and Whom
65
Its Forms and Names
83
Where It Hurts and Why i o i
114
Major Causes of Chronic Low Back Pain
149
TwentyFour Tricks to Ease Your Aching Back
193
Keeping Backache at Bay
240
Bibliography
271
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Living with Pain
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About the author (1999)

Carol Ardman is a freelance writer and editor.

Carol Ardman is a writer. She lives in New York City.

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