Synopses & Reviews
Take back your health, your fitness, and your life
This authoritative and comprehensive guide, written by a Harvard doctor who has struggled with back pain himself, will help you find the real cause of your problem--and the smartest way to treat it. This simple step-by-step program will show you how to:
- Get the right diagnosis for your type of back pain
- Find the most effective treatment, including complementary therapies
- Control pain through specific exercises, massage, and yoga
- Avoid surgery, prevent reinjury, and strengthen your back for life
Dr. Katz also gives you the most up-to-date information on chiropractic care, new pain medications, alternative physical therapies, and back surgery.
Dr. Jeffrey N. Katz is an associate professor of medicine and orthopedic surgery at Harvard Medical School, codirector of the Brigham Spine Center, director of the Orthopaedic and Arthritis Center for Outcomes Research at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and deputy editor of the journal Spine.
About the Author
Jeffrey N. Katz, M.D., M.Sc., is an associateprofessor of medicine and orthopedic surgery at HarvardMedical School and an associate professor of environmentalhealth and health policy and management at the HarvardSchool of Public Health. He is the codirector of the SpineCenter at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.