Anyone who experiences chronic or even minor back pain knows there are plenty of remedies for temporary pain relief -- but how do you know you're treating the correct problem in the most effective way? Top neurologist and pain management expert Emile Hiesiger draws on the newest medical information to target back pain at its source. From whiplash and sciatica to osteoporosis and spondylolysis, from faulty facets to herniated disks, Dr. Hiesiger identifies the origins of common problems, and arms you with essential information on
Diagnostic tests and what they mean
Key questions to ask your doctor
Medical and surgical options from nerve blocks to vertebroplasty
Exercises and lifestyle changes for pain relief and prevention
And much more
Practical and accessible, this one-stop resource will take you from symptoms to diagnosis to cure, so you can say goodbye to back pain -- forever!
Marian Betancourt has written numerous books on health and women's issues. Her most recent books include What's in the Air?, a guide to managing seasonal and year-round allergies; and Playing Like a Girl: Transforming Our Lives Through Team Sports. She has written for the Associated Press, Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and other national publications.
Emile Hiesiger, M.D., is one of America's top neurologists and pain management experts. A clinical associate professor of neurology and radiology at New York University School of Medicine, he has been listed in New York magazine's "The Best Doctors in New York," and was cited by American Health as "one of the best doctors in America." Hiesiger is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, and the author of Your Pain Is Real.