Back pain manifests itself in many different forms, attacks without warning, and damages its victims’ physical and emotional health. Everyone suggests a different cure for the effects of a weak core: surgeons want to cut, chiropractors want to adjust, physical therapists want to perform physical therapy. In The End of Back Pain, neurosurgeon Patrick Roth, M.D., reveals that, more often than not, back pain is caused by a set of underdeveloped core muscles that control the stability and alignment of the spine that are not being used. He details a specialized exercise program to strengthen and develop those muscles to relieve, control, and even prevent chronic pain.
The End of Back Pain helps patients view the body from a totally different perspective, and inspires readers to push their bodies in order to cure its maladies. After years of treating back pain, Dr. Roth has seen time and time again that a back that is not used to its full capacity is a back that is unhealthy. When we don’t use our backs, we are not utilizing the core set of muscles designed to help us stay strong, increase stamina, and look our very best.
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About the Author
Patrick Roth, M.D., is the chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Hackensack University Medical Center and the director of the Hackensack neurosurgical residency program. He has authored numerous publications related to the spine and has been perennially included in the Castle and Connolly Top Doctors listing, as well as in New York magazine's Best Doctors issue and Inside Jersey's Top Doctors listing. His areas of focus include minimally invasive spinal surgery, rehabilitation of back pain, and exercise and diet. He lives in northern New Jersey with his wife and two children.
Table of Contents
Introduction: How I Discovered the Hidden Core 1
Chapter 1 The Brain and the Spine: Fix It Even If It Ain't Broke 11
Chapter 2 Pain 27
Chapter 3 The Anomaly and Anatomy of the Back 59
Chapter 4 The Hidden Core Workout 83
Chapter 5 Diagnosis: A DIY Guide 121
Chapter 6 The Nonsurgical Treatment of Back Pain 157
Chapter 7 Surgery 183
Chapter 8 The Back Genome 211
About the Author 245
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Novel and Optimistic Is it possible to heal back pain without surgery? With millions of people suffering from back pain throughout the world, patients demand answers. In "The End of Back Pain: Access Your Hidden Core to Heal the Body", Patrick Roth, M.D. hopes to address the physical and emotional devastation brought on by back pain. In his book, Roth delves into the unfortunate consequences of having a weak core. He addresses the fact that many doctors are quick to prescribe medications or to suggest surgery. Roth, on the other hand, addresses the power of movement and muscle in aligning your spine. According to Roth, "pain medications can cause more back pain" and "you know your body best," do drugs really sound like the answer? One of the most helpful facets of Roth's book is his exercise program. Designed to strengthen your core muscles, this plan has been designed by the author in an effort to relieve chronic pain symptoms. Roth's successful career as a neurosurgeon makes him a great fit to write this book. His style has been described as "novel and optimistic." Like Human Movement Potential: Its Ideokinetic Facilitation, Roth's text will encourage readers to see the body in a new light. Not only that, but readers will feel empowered to take control. "The End of Back Pain" is a thought-provoking and philosophical read for anybody who has been exploring the topic of movement and back pain.
This concept will be an uphill battle because of how the US healthcare system is set up. The author beautifully put what I already believe about back pain in this book. Rehabilitating our bodies to make them strong HAS to start with a healthy mind.