Back Pain Remedies For Dummies by Michael S. Sinel MD

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Back pain is such a common condition that many doctors and researchers consider the complaint a normal part of life, similar to having an occasional cold or flu. If you are a back pain sufferer, you are not alone:Back pain affects more than 80 percent of the population at some time during their lifetime.Back pain is second only to the common cold as a reason for visits to the doctor and it is second only to childbirth as a reason for hospitalization.Approximately 50 percent of the working population reports back problems every year.The total medical cost of back pain exceeds 20 billion dollars a year in the United States.

Back Pain Remedies For Dummies takes a holistic approach to back pain prevention and treatment. Exploring the therapeutic options – from conventional medicine to popular alternative treatments – this patient-friendly guide gives you a heads-up on how to relieve pain now and avoid future injuries, plusBoning up on your spinal column's pieces and partsUncovering some conditions that cause back painExamining the lineup of doctors who treat what ails your backTaking your pain lying down – or notGiving weight to alternative therapies, including yoga, acupuncture, and imagery exercisesPromoting the importance of good postureReturning to work and play with a healthy outlookSaying yes to sex after a back injury

As you try to manage your back pain problem and investigate various treatment approaches, you can help yourself by being assured and hopeful that you can remedy your problem. This reliable reference gives you plenty to reason to believe that back pain does get better, and successful treatment is possible. You can expect to find the best treatment for your back problem when you have some understanding of who treats back pain, how he or she treats it, and why using a multidisciplinary approach is important – all of that awaits in Back Pain Remedies For Dummies.


About Michael S. Sinel MD

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About the Authors Michael S. Sinel, M.D., is a nationally renowned back pain expert. An assistant clinical professor at UCLA Medical Center, he is Board Certified in both Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Management. As attending physician for the UCLA Comprehensive Spine Center and California Orthopedic and Rehabilitation (COR) in Beverly Hills, California, he is involved in clinical research of spinal disorders and specializes in nonsurgical approaches to back problems. Dr. Sinel has made numerous national radio and television appearances, and has been quoted in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Reader's Digest. William W. Deardorff, Ph.D., is a Board Certified clinical health psychologist, a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and an assistant clinical professor at the UCLA School of Medicine. He has published over three dozen scientific articles, numerous book chapters, and five books. His patient guidebook, Preparing for Surgery: A Mind-Body Approach to Enhance Healing and Recovery, won the Small Press Book Award in Health in 1998. He is in practice at California Orthopedic and Rehabilitation (COR) in Beverly Hills, California.
Published May 12, 2011 by For Dummies. 388 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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