Ending Back Pain: 5 Powerful Steps to Diagnose, Understand, and Treat Your Ailing Back

Ending Back Pain: 5 Powerful Steps to Diagnose, Understand, and Treat Your Ailing Back

by Jack Stern, M.D., Ph.D.
     
 

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A totally new paradigm for treating back pain
 
Virtually every American will suffer from back pain at some point. Dr. Jack Stern, a neurosurgeon and professor at Weill Cornell Medical College, brings relief to these millions of sufferers (including himself) who literally ache for help. Based on the latest scientific data, Dr. Stern developed a

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A totally new paradigm for treating back pain
 
Virtually every American will suffer from back pain at some point. Dr. Jack Stern, a neurosurgeon and professor at Weill Cornell Medical College, brings relief to these millions of sufferers (including himself) who literally ache for help. Based on the latest scientific data, Dr. Stern developed a five-step solution with a multidisciplinary, holistic perspective that’s been missing from conventional back pain wisdom:

  • Step One: Unlock your back’s unique pain code
  • Step Two: Prepare to work with health care professionals
  • Step Three: Ensure proper diagnosis
  • Step Four: Embrace various pathways to healing
  • Step Five: Live a life that supports a strong, healthy back
Engagingly written and chock-full of enlightening case studies, Ending Back Pain finally shares the program that’s already helped more than 10,000 grateful patients.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
★ 08/01/2014
Back pain is very common, second only to headache as a neurological complaint and right behind colds and flu as a reason for visiting a physician. The author, a neurosurgeon and spine specialist and a professor at Weill Cornell Medical College, treats back pain and he has also been a patient. He provides excellent advice for those who suffer. This book explains the types and causes of back pain and offers a checklist that readers can use to help pinpoint the types of pain that they have. The author explains how doctors diagnose the condition, taking into consideration the cultural as well as the physical aspects of the problem. He tells readers how to advocate for themselves when working with a health-care professional and explains the diagnostic tests that may be used. He urges them to consider physical therapy and integrative therapies as well as psychological treatment, reserving surgery only for those conditions that require it. He also discusses lifestyle changes that promote a healthy back: good posture, exercise, sufficient sleep, and a healthy diet. VERDICT Highly recommended for public and consumer health collections. This is an excellent book about a common health problem that is very challenging.—Barbara Bibel, Oakland P.L.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780698147935
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/05/2014
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
579,542
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Jack Stern, M.D., Ph.D., is a board-certified neurosurgeon specializing in spinal surgery, and cofounder of Spine Options, one of America’s first facilities committed to nonsurgical care of back and neck pain. Dr. Stern is on the clinical faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College and has published numerous peer- and non peer– reviewed medical articles. He lives and practices in White Plains, New York.

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