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Your Aching Back: A Doctor's Guide to Relief

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Publisher Comments:

Three out of five adults will experience significant back pain at some point in their lives, making back pain America's number-one ailment.

At last, Dr. Augustus White, one of the world's leading specialists in back pain and spine-related problems, has revised and updated his trusted and authoritative manual. This definitive edition of Your Aching Back offers the latest findings on back ailments and their treatments, giving information on:

* basic back mechanics

* the most common reasons for backache and the most likely sufferers

* the most current diagnostic techniques

* basic back self-care: nonsurgical and preventive techniques; home treatments

* surgery: the most up-to-date technology and procedures

* postoperative care: recuperative techniques and life-style management

* controlling back pain in the elderly, including spinal stenosis and osteoporosis

* alleviating back trauma in sports and dance

* reducing lower back pain to increase sexual activity and enjoyment

This comprehensive manual also includes a glossary of terms, answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding back pain, and predictions on the future of back care. Over 70 black-and-white line drawings illustrate various back conditions and treatments, completing this indispensable book.

Written in a nonintimidating and reassuring tone, Your Aching Back is designed to help you take control of your back condition and get relief.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-320) and index.

About the Author

Augustus A. White III, M.D, is professor of orthopaedic surgery at Harvard Medical School and orthopaedic surgeon-in-chief at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction

CHAPTER I: WHO SUFFERS?

CHAPTER II: BASIC BACK MECHANICS

CHAPTER III: WHY DOES MY BACK HURT?

CHAPTER IV: PAIN AND THE MIND

CHAPTER V: BASIC BACK SELF-CARE

A Manual of Prevention and Home Treatment

CHAPTER VI: THE PROBLEM BACK

Nonsurgical Treatments

CHAPTER VII: TO OPERATE OR NOT TO OPERATE?

CHAPTER VIII: SEX AND THE ACHING BACK

CHAPTER IX: HOW TO AVOID AND RELIEVE BACKACHE IN SPORTS AND DANCE

CHAPTER X: ANSWERS TO SOME BACKACHE QUESTIONS PATIENTS FREQUENTLY ASK

CHAPTER XI: THE FUTURE OF BACK CARE

Some Predictions, Speculations, and Hopes

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671710002
Subtitle:
A Doctor's Guide to Relief
Author:
White, Augustus A.
Author:
White, Augustus
Publisher:
Touchstone
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Medical sciences
Subject:
Pain Management
Subject:
Backache
Subject:
Back Pain.
Subject:
General Medical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
January 1990
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 15.085 oz

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Back Care
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Pain

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