What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About(TM) Back Pain: The 6-Step Program for Lasting Relief

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Grand Central Publishing, Apr 24, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 320 pages
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Millions of Americans suffer from chronic back pain, but what most don't realize is that their ailment is often caused by a combination of factors. According to Dr. Debra K. Weiner, identifying the disorders that contribute to chronic back pain is a critical part of the treatment process. To achieve lasting relief, a multifaceted, multidisciplinary approach is needed--no single pill or therapeutic procedure will solve the problem. In this authoritative guide, Dr. Weiner has distilled 20 years of research and clinical practice into an integrative six-step program. Readers will learn: how to identify the causes of their back pain and determine which treatments are most useful; how to distinguish their problem from potential misdiagnosis; traditional and alternative physical therapies and exercises; proven mind/body approaches; a guide to common medications and injections; pros and cons of different surgeries and invasive procedures; and much more.
 

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Your Aching Back Why You Hurt
Getting Help for Your Chronic Back Pain
Six Steps to Back Pain Relief
Step 2 Body Therapies
Step 3 Minding Your Back
Step 4 Getting the Point Injection Therapies
Step 5 Meet the Meds
Step 6 Surgery and Other Invasive Treatments
Looking Ahead at Back Pain
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DEBRA K. WEINER, M.D., lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Deborah Mitchell is a medical writer and journalist specializing in natural medicine and nutrition topics. Her articles have appeared in professional journals as well as national consumer magazines. She has authored or co-authored nine books about various health topics, including "The Natural Health Guide to Headache Relief, The Dictionary of Natural Healing, Natural Aphrodisiacs, " and "The Broccoli Sprouts Break-through." Ms. Mitchell lives and works in Tucson, Arizona.

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