80% OF US WILL HAVE BACK PAIN AT SOME POINT IN OUR LIFE BY AGE 55. Back pain often comes at inopportune times. It destroys vacations, work, outings, holidays and special occasions.
Dr. Winifred Bragg has treated thousands of patients with back pain over the past 20 years. She has written this book to educate people about the symptoms and causes of low back pain and to offer her proven strategies for pain relief.
This helpful illustrated guide explains the basics of how to care for your spine(back). You will learn the answers to these questions:
- What are the O's of LIFE® which contribute to back pain?
- Why go to physical therapy?
- Which exercises can you do at work to reduce your back pain?
- When is surgery necessary?
By following these recommendations, you can increase the likelihood of maintaining a healthy back. After all, the best cure for back pain is to prevent it.
|Publisher:||Frist Class Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
A nationally recognized speaker, Dr.Bragg has appeared in numerous TV and print media programs and has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX. She has been quoted as an expert in Redbook ("The New Way to Beat Back Pain"); Women's World ("Get Rid of Backache for Good"); Weight Watchers's Magazine ("Back on Track"); Newark Sunday Star-ledger ("To Your Health: Oh, Her Aching Back; and Self-Magazine ("A Pain in the Back"). She is board certified both in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine.
Dr.Bragg received her undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama, her medical degree from Meharry Medical College, and completed an internship at the Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham. She completed her residency training at the University of Michigan. Additionally, she competed an internship in the Office of the United States Surgeon General.
She is the Medical Director of the Spine and Orthopedic Pain Center and has offices in Norfolk and Chesapeake, Virginia.
Table of Contents
Section One Learn the Basics of the Lumbar Spine
Chapter 1: What You Need to Know About the Basics of Back Pain
Section Two: Ten Common Causes of Low Back Pain
Chapter 2: Mom Knows Best: Get Rid of bad posture and Poor Body Mechanics
Chapter 3: Get Off the Couch! Too Much Sitting Can Cause Back Pain
Chapter 4: What Can You Do About a Low Back Strain?
Chapter 5: Degenerative Discs Are Another Cause of Back Pain
Chapter 6: Is Your Pain From a Herniated Disc?
Chapter 7:Spinal Stenosis: How to Live With It
Chapter 8: Do You Have a Slipped Disc?
Chapter 9: Osteoporosis Affects Both Men and Women
Chapter 10: How Does Facet Joint osteoarthritis( Degenerative Arthritis of the Small Bones in the Back) Cause Pain?
Chapter 11: Is Your Back Pain due to Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction?
Section Three: Treatment Options to reduce Your back Pain
Chapter 12: Five Tips to Reduce Back Pain With Physical Therapy
Chapter 13: Should You Use Ice or Heat?
Chapter 14: Five Secrets to Reduce Back Pain While at Work
Chapter 15: Seven Secrets To Reduce Back Pain While Watching Television
Chapter 16: Twelve Common Tips to Prevent Back Pain
Section Four: When Is a Doctor Needed?
Chapter 17: When Should You See a Doctor?
Chapter 18: Will You Need Surgery for Your Back Pain?
Chapter 19: What Is Pain Management?
Chapter 20: Myths About Back Pain
Section Five: Action Steps You Must Take
Chapter 21: Keep a Pain Diary
Chapter 22: Pay Attention to Your Health Each Month
Chapter 23: Medical Logs
Chapter 24: Help the Doctor to Help You
Chapter 25: Frequently Asked Questions About Back Pain
Chapter 26: Common Exercises to Relieve Back Pain
Chapter 27: Resource Sheets