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Watch Your Back!

How the Back Pain Industry Is Costing Us More and Giving Us Less-and What You Can Do to Inform and Empower Yourself in Seeking Treatment
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ISBN-13:
9780801454547
Einband:
EPUB
Seiten:
232
Autor:
Richard A. Deyo
Serie:
The Culture and Politics of Health Care Work ILR Press
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format:
EPUB
Kopierschutz:
2 - DRM Adobe
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

1. Back Pain Nation2. Even the Best and Brightest3. What's Wrong? What's Not? Can We Tell the Difference?4. Painkillers: Easy Solutions Sometimes Aren't5. Painkillers and the Marketing of Pain6. Pain Management, Now That's Money7. Stabbed in the Back8. Surgical Gadgets and the Explosion of Fusion Surgery9. The Pointed Search for Relief: Injections, Ablations, and Blocks, Oh My!10. Why Would You Get Better after Useless Therapy?11. Manipulating the Pain: Chiropractic and Other "Alternative" Treatments12. Nobody Takes It Seriously!13. Boot Camp14. Amplifying Your Voice15. Some Policy ImplicationsNotesIndex
Over the past twenty years, treatment of back pain has become ever more expensive and intensive. Use of MRI scans, narcotic painkillers, injections, and invasive spine surgery have all grown by several hundred percent. In some areas of medicine, newer treatments have improved quality and duration of life, but as back pain is treated more aggressively, annual surveys of people with back pain report steadily worse impairments. In Watch Your Back!, Richard A. Deyo, MD, proposes an approach to managing back pain, which most adults in the United States experience at some point, that empowers the individual and leads more directly to effective care.

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