The End of Back Pain: Access Your Hidden Core to Heal Your Body

The End of Back Pain: Access Your Hidden Core to Heal Your Body

by Patrick Roth M.D.

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ISBN-13: 9780062197740
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/08/2014
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 667,007
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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

Acknowledgments 227

Notes 229

Index 233

About the Author 245

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The End of Back Pain: Access Your Hidden Core to Heal Your Body 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
A_Sloan More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.