Stabbed in the Back: Confronting Back Pain in an Overtreated Society: Confronting Back Pain in an Overtreated Society (Google eBook)

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Univ of North Carolina Press, Nov 1, 2009 - Law - 224 pages
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Nortin Hadler knows backaches. For more than three decades as a physician and medical researcher, he has studied the experience of low back pain in people who are otherwise healthy. Hadler terms the low back pain that everyone suffers at one time or anoth
  

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Stabbed in the Back: Confronting Back Pain in an Overtreated Society

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Hadler (medicine & microbiology/immunology, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) holds that back treatments are the "poster child" for "the most irrational health-care system on the planet." As in ... Read full review

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Even though the author takes things to the extreme, he is on the money most of the time. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
1 Three Marks of the Past on the Backs of the Present
5
2 Oh My Aching Back
12
3 The Pall of Persistence
22
4 Doc My Back Is Killing Me
38
5 The Quest for a Better Way Or My Name Is Nortin and Im a Placebo?
55
6 Invasion of the Spine Surgeons
72
7 Backbreaking Work
93
8 The Straw That Broke the Camels Back
113
9 If You Dont Know Where You Are Going All Roads Will Get You There
139
Notes
163
About the Author
189
Index
191
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