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Book News Annotation:

In this guide for general readers, two MDs overview the anatomy of the back and explain the most common causes of back pain and how to avoid them or minimize them. They offer a tour of diagnostic processes used for back pain, including X-rays, MRIs, and other tests and studies, and describe methods of nonsurgical pain management, with a chapter devoted to physical therapy. They also offer advice on deciding whether back surgery is appropriate, and explain what's involved with each type of surgery. Information on chiropractic and acupuncture is relegated to one page. An eight-page section of color anatomical illustrations is included, but advice on proper lifting, sitting, and sleeping positions, and on different types of physical therapy exercises, is not illustrated. Gokaslan is the director of the Neurosurgical Spine Program at the Johns Hopkins University. Riley is the director of the Orthopedic Spine Division at the Johns Hopkins University. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Eighty percent of Americans experience back pain in varying degrees at some point in their lives. In fact, back pain is second only to the common cold as a reason why people visit a doctor.

In The Back Book, Johns Hopkins surgeons Ziya L. Gokaslan and Lee Hunter Riley explain the causes and complexities of back pain and the various paths to diagnosis and treatment. Stressing the importance of individualized treatment, they discuss the process of establishing a treatment plan that is acceptable to the person with pain as well as to the attending physician. They also:

? lay out reasonable expectations for surgical and nonsurgical treatment? illuminate the possibilities, risks, and limitations of back surgery? describe how to select a surgeon and the importance of choosing the right one

Informative and reassuring, The Back Book provides readers with the knowledge they need to understand their back pain and get started on the route to relief.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801890437
Author:
Gokaslan, Ziya L
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Illustrator:
Suk, Ian
Author:
Gokaslan, Ziya L.
Author:
Riley, Lee Hunter
Author:
Riley, Lee Hunter, III
Subject:
Backache
Subject:
Treatment
Subject:
Surgery - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Orthopedics
Subject:
Pain Management
Subject:
Backache -- Treatment.
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Pain
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Johns Hopkins Press Health Books
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
151
Dimensions:
8.20x5.40x.60 in. .45 lbs.

Related Subjects

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

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"Synopsis" by , Eighty percent of Americans experience back pain in varying degrees at some point in their lives. In fact, back pain is second only to the common cold as a reason why people visit a doctor.

In The Back Book, Johns Hopkins surgeons Ziya L. Gokaslan and Lee Hunter Riley explain the causes and complexities of back pain and the various paths to diagnosis and treatment. Stressing the importance of individualized treatment, they discuss the process of establishing a treatment plan that is acceptable to the person with pain as well as to the attending physician. They also:

? lay out reasonable expectations for surgical and nonsurgical treatment? illuminate the possibilities, risks, and limitations of back surgery? describe how to select a surgeon and the importance of choosing the right one

Informative and reassuring, The Back Book provides readers with the knowledge they need to understand their back pain and get started on the route to relief.

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