Heal Your Aching Back: What a Harvard Doctor Wants You to Know About Finding Relief and Keeping Your Back Strong (Google eBook)

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jan 19, 2007 - Medical - 272 pages
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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.

  

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Contents

The Perplexities of Back Pain
1
Understanding Back Pain
27
Controlling Your Pain
99
Managing Your Back Condition
173
Glossary
247
Additional Resources
255
Index
261
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About the author (2007)

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.

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