The Neck Pain Handbook: Your Guide in Understanding and Treating Neck Pain

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The Neck Pain Handbook discusses everything you need to know about neck pain, including its causes, self-treatment, when it's time to see a doctor, what your doctor can do to help, and why surgery is rarely needed. Most importantly, you will learn how to prevent injury, so that once your pain is gone, it stays gone.

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Overview

The Neck Pain Handbook discusses everything you need to know about neck pain, including its causes, self-treatment, when it's time to see a doctor, what your doctor can do to help, and why surgery is rarely needed. Most importantly, you will learn how to prevent injury, so that once your pain is gone, it stays gone.

how our lifestyles can cause neck pain

the importance of good posture

setting up your workplace to prevent injury while achieving optimal comfort and support

a simple and effective 10-minute exercise program, including stretches and strength training, that will help to ease or eliminate the pain and keep it from coming back

medical options when improving posture and simple exercises don't help.

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Reviewer: Riad Barmada, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This small softcover booklet provides general information on neck pain symptoms, causes, and treatments.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a source of information to patients with neck pain to help them understand prevention and treatment.
Audience: The audience is the general population and, in particular, patients with neck pain.
Features: The book begins with an outline of posture in the workplace as a cause of pain and describes exercises and posture modification for prevention and treatment. The remaining chapters are dedicated to various treatment modalities, mainly nonsurgical.
Assessment: This book will serve as a good source of education for patients with neck pain.
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Reviewer:Riad Barmada, MD(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description:This small softcover booklet provides general information on neck pain symptoms, causes, and treatments.
Purpose:The purpose is to provide a source of information to patients with neck pain to help them understand prevention and treatment.
Audience:The audience is the general population and, in particular, patients with neck pain.
Features:The book begins with an outline of posture in the workplace as a cause of pain and describes exercises and posture modification for prevention and treatment. The remaining chapters are dedicated to various treatment modalities, mainly nonsurgical.
Assessment:This book will serve as a good source of education for patients with neck pain.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780979356483
  • Publisher: DiaMedica
  • Publication date: 6/16/2009
  • Series: A DiaMedica Guide to Optimum Wellness
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,538,501
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

About the Authors xiii

I Getting to Know Your Neck 1

1 Neck Pain: A New Epidemic 3

2 Learn to Appreciate Your Neck 13

3 When Good Necks Go Bad 23

II Taking Care of Your Neck 29

4 Posture and the Neck-Friendly Workplace 31

5 Do It Yourself: Simple and Effective Exercises for Your Neck 45

6 When Home Exercise Isn't Enough: Time to See the Doctor! 59

7 Prescriptions for Conservative Care 71

III Medical Solutions 77

8 Advanced Imaging Studies and Trigger Point Injections 79

9 Medications for Neck Pain 87

10 X-Ray-Guided Injections and Surgery 93

IV Alternative and Complementary Solutions 103

11 Supplements 105

12 Acupuncture and Manual Manipulation 113

13 Meditation 119

14 Concluding Thoughts-Putting It All Together 123

Index 125

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