Heal Your Aching Back: What a Harvard Doctor Wants You to Know About Finding Relief and Keeping Your Back Strong

Heal Your Aching Back: What a Harvard Doctor Wants You to Know About Finding Relief and Keeping Your Back Strong

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by Jeffrey Katz, Gloria Parkinson
     
 

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Take back your health, your fitness, and your life

This authoritative and comprehensive guide, written by a Harvard doctor who has struggled with back pain himself, will help you find the real cause of your problem--and the smartest way to treat it. This simple step-by-step program will show you how to:

  • Get the right diagnosis for your

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Overview

Take back your health, your fitness, and your life

This authoritative and comprehensive guide, written by a Harvard doctor who has struggled with back pain himself, will help you find the real cause of your problem--and the smartest way to treat it. This simple step-by-step program will show you how to:

  • Get the right diagnosis for your type of back pain
  • Find the most effective treatment, including complementary therapies
  • Control pain through specific exercises, massage, and yoga
  • Avoid surgery, prevent reinjury, and strengthen your back for life

Dr. Katz also gives you the most up-to-date information on chiropractic care, new pain medications, alternative physical therapies, and back surgery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071508803
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
02/09/2007
Series:
Harvard Medical School Guides
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,224,464
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Jeffrey N. Katz is an associate professor of medicine and orthopedic surgery at Harvard Medical School, codirector of the Brigham Spine Center, director of the Orthopaedic and Arthritis Center for Outcomes Research at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and deputy editor of the journal Spine.

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Heal Your Aching Back: What a Harvard Doctor Wants You to Know about Finding Relief and Keeping Your Back Strong 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Chances are excellent that someone close to you suffers back pain. Few people manage to avoid completely the pain of wrenched, twisted, strained or pulled back muscles. Most of the time, back injuries are minor and the pain eventually dissipates. But millions of people suffer relentless, agonizing back pain that prevents them from living normal lives. They go from specialist to specialist, frustrated by different diagnoses and unable to escape the pain. Back in 1984, Harvard University's Dr. Jeffrey Katz realized through his own experiences with back pain that the medical profession knew little about how to treat it. He decided to specialize in musculoskeletal problems and to dedicate his career to helping those who suffer back pain. Katz has done all the heavy lifting for his readers. His book is easy to understand and helpful, with clear illustrations and charts. We highly recommend it to those who already suffer from back pain and want a head start at the doctor¿s office.