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Ending Back Pain: 5 Powerful Steps to Diagnose, Understand, and Treat Your Ailing Back

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A totally new paradigm for treating back pain

Virtually every American will suffer from back pain at some point. Dr. Jack Stern, a neurosurgeon and professor atWeill Cornell Medical College, brings relief to these millions of sufferers (including himself) who literally ache for help. Based on the latest scientific data, Dr. Stern developed a five-step solution with a
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published August 5th 2014 by Avery (first published September 24th 2013)
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Chris
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
A different spin on identifying and treating back pain.

There are some drawings in this book, but they are rather simple.

What I did like, was the Doctor’s lessons he learned from his patients. The use of alternative treatments. His suggestion to get the right diagnosis and then get the right treatment because often it’s a wrong diagnosis with the right treatment or right diagnosis with wrong treatment. There is a mind-body component to back pain. Using antidepressants to treat back pain.
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Penny Ramirez
Dec 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Some new information for me in this one. I've looked at so many books on back pain in the past couple of months, and most repeat the same advice (but in a way that is helpful, as well). A few new practices to try here. If this had been the first one I'd read, I would be more impressed.

The emphasis on the mind/body connection cannot be overstated - attitude is everything.
Cheryl
Jan 21, 2020 rated it liked it
I found this book to be very enlightening. Dr. Stern does not just offer one method over another for how to heal your back. In fact, there is no promotion of surgery. Which I am happy about and don't believe that surgery is the answer to everything. If you listen to your body, it can tell you exactly what is wrong.

That is what Dr. Stern explores in this book. This book is broken out into five different steps to helping readers understand their bodies; particularly their back. While, I did like
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Sandra Guerra-Cruz
Nov 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very informative book on the subject of back pain and all available options, including non-surgical treatments.

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خليل عباس
Mar 17, 2019 rated it liked it
The book is good if you are new to baxk pain as it gives you information that is fairly general, but to ke it lacks the deep information I was expecting as I have a back pain condition since a very long time (it is osteoblastoma and the book doesn't even mentions it)
MaryAnn
Sep 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: skimmed, nonfiction
Fairly easy to read and understand. The author emphasizes the importance of a correct diagnosis. I didn't read it word for word, but it seemed useful and has good diagrams and a good index.
Peri
Aug 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a very helpful book to understand all the option that one has to deal with back pain.
Jill Corbett
Aug 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Informative. But maybe a little to heavy on the mind/body connection.
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Jack Stern, M.D., Ph.D., is a board-certified surgeon specializing in spine neurosurgery. He is the co-founder of Spine Options, New York’s first and only facility committed to non-surgical care of back and neck.