Item description for Conquer Back and Neck Pain: Walk It Off! A Spine Doctor'sProven Solutions For Finding Relief Without Pills or Surgery by Mark Brown...
Every human being suffers from back pain at some point in life. In an effort to find relief, people turn to a wide variety of treatments, and to doctors who will prescribe narcotic painkillers. What they don t realize is that many of these treatments -- especially narcotic drugs -- actually interfere with their body s own ability to heal and overcome pain. When these treatments fail to help, they desperately conclude that surgery is their only option for relief. In his new book Conquer Back and Neck Pain: Walk It Off!, renowned spine surgeon Dr. Mark Brown, MD, PhD, explains exactly what causes back pain and why humans are so predisposed to spinal problems. He provides a detailed questionnaire that allows you to identify which of seven types of back pain you are experiencing, and then he explains each of those types in clear and easy-to-understand language. Contrary to what you might expect from a spinal surgeon, Dr. Brown actually advocates against turning to surgery in most cases of spinal pain. In his 35 years of experience, he has found that the vast majority of back pain cases will resolve with minimal treatment. In fact, the very best thing you can do is to simply allow your body to heal itself by avoiding the many treatment pitfalls that people with back pain commonly fall into when looking for relief. Avoiding these mistakes, along with incorporating gentle aerobic exercise, will almost always allow you to walk off your back or neck pain naturally. With an interesting collection of anecdotes and a frank discussion of the pitfalls that come with many of the back-pain treatments out there, Conquer Back and Neck Pain: Walk It Off! will give you fresh, new insight into how your back really works and how to finally find healthy relief from your back pain.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 6" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.15 lbs.
Release Date Jun 15, 2008
Publisher Sunrise River Press
ISBN 1934716014 ISBN13 9781934716014
Availability 0 units.
More About Mark Brown
Mark Brown, M.D., is a graduate of both Harvard Law School and Dartmouth Medical School, and has practiced emergency medicine for the past eleven years. He lives in California.
Mark Brown currently resides in the state of California. Mark Brown was born in 1947.
Reviews - What do customers think about Conquer Back and Neck Pain: Walk It Off! A Spine Doctor'sProven Solutions For Finding Relief Without Pills or Surgery?
Great book overall; misses one common type of back pain Aug 13, 2008
My step-dad just went through a major episode with his back, and this book was invaluable to making the process much less painful and expensive than it would have otherwise been. It helped immensely with the discussions with his doctor.
There is one type of back pain which I feel is common, and is overlooked by the book (it outlines seven types). I suffer from non-chronic back-pain. Occassionally my back will go "out", the muscles and nerves get pinched, tighten up or spasm, and eventually release (usually after a chiropractic treatment). The book doesn't give specific advice for this scenario, other than moderate exercise, which I have found to be useful.
An informative guide to when surgery is truly required and when it is not Aug 9, 2008
Millions of Americans experience chronic back pain, and have little clue on how exactly to deal with it. "Conquer Back and Neck Pain: Walk It Off!" is a complete and comprehensive guide for sufferers, written by nationally renowned spinal surgeon Dr. Mark D. Brown. Despite his profession, Brown suggests against surgery for most types of back pain, suggesting many ways to relieve the pain without going under the knife - including literally walking it off. An informative guide to when surgery is truly required and when it is not, "Conquer Back and Neck Pain: Walk It Off!" is highly recommended for sufferers of back and neck pain, and for community library health collections.
Great Way to Avoid Scammed Medicine Jul 21, 2008
This is a great resource to help folks avoid the common pitfalls of dealing with back and neck pain. It kept me from going to the next step (steroid shots) and then to back surgery. Walk it off is working.
MY FIRST 5-STAR BOOK REVIEW Jun 13, 2008
This is the first book I have ever given a 5-star review.
No other medical ailment, except perhaps cancer, is more subject to misinformation and pure chicanery than back pain. Yet here is a guy who makes his living doing back surgery, yet thinks his specialty is overused, and that in most cases you can solve your problem just by maintaining healthy weight and doing aerobic exercises.
The book came at a perfect time for me. I was having so much lower back pain that I decided to take two weeks off with almost no moving, hoping that whatever it was would heal itself. Nature intervened, however, and I found myself outside for hours at a time with a chain saw cutting up trees and hauling heavy pieces to the burn pile. I was sure I would pay a terrible price in much worse back pain. To my surprise, however, my pain completely disappeared.
While I was trying to solve this puzzle, my wife saw a review of this book. It sounded good especially since the author is giving advice against his own financial interest, which is unusual. I ordered it from this site with extra-cost overnight delivery and read it the next day. (It isn't very long and the cartoons and illustrations take up some space.) Now I understand the reason for my instant cure.
The write-up in the product listing is excellent, so I won't repeat it, but it is important for you to know that it is very readable by a layman. (I'm never sure whether I have two livers and one kidney, or the other way around.
If you have back pain or just want to wow your friends with all the inside dope, get this book - fast.