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

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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.

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 ...

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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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What People Are Saying

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.

Mark J. Stillman, M.D., Director, Center for Headache and Pain, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

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.

Joseph J. Ruane, D.O., Medical Director, McConnell Spine, Sport and Joint Center

David E. Fish

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

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.

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.

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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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: 733,062
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin T. Taylor, D.O., Ph.D., is a practicing neurologist and a clinical associate professor at the Ohio College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Chapter 1 Anatomy of the Neck and Upper Back: What You Need to Know 2

Chapter 2 What's Causing Your Neck and Upper Back Pain? 12

Chapter 3 How Physical Therapy Can Help 32

Chapter 4 Electrical Treatments: Some Stimulating Options 66

Chapter 5 Manual Therapy: Hands-On Relief 78

Chapter 6 The Right Medications 90

Chapter 7 Getting to the Point with Injection Therapy 104

Chapter 8 Complementary and Alternative Therapies: Healing the Body, Mind, and Spirit 120

Chapter 9 Putting It All Together 140

Web Sites 155

Glossary 159

Index 165

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  • Posted July 6, 2011

    highly recommended

    This book is so easy to read with such a wealth of helpful knowledge.
    Not only for yourself but it is a great guide to use with your Health Care Doctor. It goes over the many options for treating neck and head pain, with new treatment options to alternative therapies. It is one book you should not only have in your library but one you will use and benefit from. C.Troiano

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  • Posted August 25, 2011

    Well Written with Practical Solutions to Pain Management!

    Martin Taylor, DO tackles the subject of neck and back pain, while challenging patients to become impowered in their pain management. This book offers real life examples, portraits of therapeutic techniques and various treatment options for all ages. Truly an informative read, as well as fantastic reference guide for patients and healthcare professionals.

    Susan V. Hara, MSc.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2011

    Easy read, great suggestions!

    Reading this book has changed my life. It made me aware of all the different options I have for my pain. Very helpful.

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