Watch Your Back!: How the Back Pain Industry Is Costing Us More and Giving Us Less - and What You Can Do to Inform and Empower Yourself in Seeking Treatment

Watch Your Back!: How the Back Pain Industry Is Costing Us More and Giving Us Less - and What You Can Do to Inform and Empower Yourself in Seeking Treatment

by Richard A. Deyo MD, Richard Deyo MD

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801453243
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 10/31/2014
Series: Culture and Politics of Health Care Work
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 858,759
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Richard A. Deyo, MD, is Professor of Family Medicine, Professor of Internal Medicine, and Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University. Winner of the Wiltse Lifetime Achievement Award given by the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, he is coauthor of Hope or Hype: The Obsession with Medical Advances and the High Cost of False Promises.

Richard A. Deyo, MD, is Professor of Family Medicine, Professor of Internal Medicine, and Professor of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University. Winner of the Wiltse Lifetime Achievement Award given by the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, he is coauthor of Hope or Hype: The Obsession with Medical Advances and the High Cost of False Promises.

Table of Contents

1. Back Pain Nation
2. Even the Best and Brightest
3. What's Wrong? What’s Not? Can We Tell the Difference?
4. Painkillers: Easy Solutions Sometimes Aren’t
5. Painkillers and the Marketing of Pain
6. Pain Management, Now That’s Money
7. Stabbed in the Back
8. Surgical Gadgets and the Explosion of Fusion Surgery
9. The Pointed Search for Relief: Injections, Ablations, and Blocks, Oh My!
10. Why Would You Get Better after Useless Therapy?
11. Manipulating the Pain: Chiropractic and Other "Alternative" Treatments
12. Nobody Takes It Seriously!
13. Boot Camp
14. Amplifying Your Voice
15. Some Policy ImplicationsNotes
Index

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