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Treat Your Back without Surgery: The Best Nonsurgical Alternatives for Eliminating Back and Neck Pain
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Treat Your Back without Surgery: The Best Nonsurgical Alternatives for Eliminating Back and Neck Pain

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by Stephen Hochschuler, Bob Reznik
 

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Treat Your Back without Surgery provides proven exercise programs and natural healing techniques that will allow readers to self-diagnose back problems, relieve pain, and prevent its recurrence.

Based on the methods used at the renowned Texas Back Institute, Treat Your Back without Surgery begins with a discussion of the spine, the muscles

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Treat Your Back without Surgery provides proven exercise programs and natural healing techniques that will allow readers to self-diagnose back problems, relieve pain, and prevent its recurrence.

Based on the methods used at the renowned Texas Back Institute, Treat Your Back without Surgery begins with a discussion of the spine, the muscles surrounding it, and the causes of most back and neck pain. It goes on to explain in clear, concise language the difference between a strain and a sprain, first aid remedies for your back, when you should go to the doctor, what questions to ask, and how to handle persistent back pain. The authors also provide insight on mainstream professional remedies, such as physical therapy, chiropractic, and the use of lumbar corsets. This revised second edition adds up-to-date information on:

  • equipment that can strengthen the back
  • treating disc problems without open back surgery
  • IDET: a new, minimally invasive alternative to fusion surgery
  • artificial discs and bone-healing technology
  • the best uses of injection therapy

Over 40 detailed photographs clearly illustrate how to perform back exercises and lift heavy object safely, and there is a fully updated resource section and instructions on how to obtain health-care information using the Internet.

Stephen Hochschuler, M.D., is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in spine surgery. A cofounder and the current chairman of the Texas Back Institute, he is also author of Back in Shape, a book for back pain sufferers.

Bob Reznik, MBA, is the author of Knee Pain: The Self-Help Guide and the editor of Back in Shape. His company, Prizm Development, works with health-care providers around the United States to develop consumer-friendly centers of excellence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760758298
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
04/07/2004
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.90(d)

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