Back Pain

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"This book is by far the best one I have read about back pain...a user-friendly, positive, helpful book on back pain that I will certainly recommend to all my patients."—C. B. Lewis, Ph.D.
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 ...

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Overview

"This book is by far the best one I have read about back pain...a user-friendly, positive, helpful book on back pain that I will certainly recommend to all my patients."—C. B. Lewis, Ph.D.
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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What People Are Saying

Loren M. Fishman
This book educates sufferers to bring about their own cure. Rapid technological change and managed care make it hard to figure out what care you need, and very hard to get it. Knowing more about your back's structure and function enables you to determine, seek and participate in the care you need. This book carefully explains many doctors' diagnostic methods that intelligent laymen can apply to their own situations. There are large, illustrated sections on what individuals with low back pain can do safely on their own behalf without professional help. But also, the book is intended to teach intelligent non-physicians enough to know when they need professional help, whom they should seek, how to work with the expert, and what to do if that fails.--Loren M. Fishman, M.D.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393319613
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/1/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 425,113
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

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

Loren Fishman, MD, is a physiatrist and a professor at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He lives in New York City.

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