My Neck Hurts!: Nonsurgical Treatments for Neck and Upper Back Pain

My Neck Hurts!: Nonsurgical Treatments for Neck and Upper Back Pain

by Martin T. Taylor
     
 

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If you have neck pain and you are like most people, you want to know how to relieve the pain without having surgery. Dr. Martin Taylor's comprehensive, user-friendly guide to treating neck pain will help you become a partner with your health care team in charting an effective nonsurgical plan for treatment.

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Overview

If you have neck pain and you are like most people, you want to know how to relieve the pain without having surgery. Dr. Martin Taylor's comprehensive, user-friendly guide to treating neck pain will help you become a partner with your health care team in charting an effective nonsurgical plan for treatment.

Which of the many options for treating neck pain is right for you? Dr. Taylor identifies the various causes of pain and details the range of medical treatments and physical and alternative therapies available:

physical therapy, from exercises and aquatherapy to ultrasound and traction.

electrical stimulation methods such as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and percutaneous neuromodulation therapy (PNT).

manual therapies: massage, osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), and chiropractic treatment.

medications, including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), muscle relaxants, and topical medications.

botulinum toxin therapy, occipital nerve blocks, and other forms of injection therapy.

alternative and complementary therapies such as acupuncture, biofeedback, yoga, and Pilates.

This truly readable resource includes patient stories, diagrams, and color illustrations as well as tips on how to effectively communicate with your physician, and an appendix of Web sites and other resources.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801896668
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
10/29/2010
Series:
A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book Series
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
906,307
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Mark J. Stillman

An informative and eminently readable book. I have no doubt that it will help the person who is suffering from neck pain and will be valuable reading for anyone seeking a broad overview of nonsurgical management of this difficult medical problem.

Joseph J. Ruane

An encyclopedia of relief for people with chronic neck pain. This book is bursting with valuable information about the many options that can lead them on the road to recovery.

David E. Fish

Well written and easy to follow, this book is a great educational resource for patients, medical students, and primary care physicians.

David E. Fish, M.D., M.P.H., Chief, Division of Interventional Physiatry, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

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