Get Your Lower Back Pain under Control—and Get on with Life

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JHU Press, Dec 1, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 200 pages
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Pain management specialist Dr. Anthony H. Guarino has created an accessible and up-to-date guide to the range of available treatments to relieve back pain.

Informed by the wealth of information in this book, patients can successfully manage their pain beyond their doctor's office. Dr. Guarino describes proven therapies and coaches patients on how to achieve results. He also offers helpful advice for dealing with the psychological effects of chronic pain and for navigating complicated insurance and disability plans.

With detailed information about medications, exercise, injections, surgery, psychological interventions, and alternative treatments, Get Your Lower Back Pain under Control—and Get on with Life is an invaluable resource for anyone who suffers from chronic back pain. As Dr. Guarino encourages his own patients, "Master your pain. Reclaim your life!"

 

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Contents

Part II Therapies from A to Z
33
Part III The Cost of Chronic Pain
141
The Anatomy of the Back
163
Notes
175
Index
179
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Anthony H. Guarino, M.D., is director of pain management services at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital and is an assistant professor at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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