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Author Deyo, Richard A. author.

Title 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 / Richard A. Deyo, MD.

Publication Info. Ithaca : ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    617.564 DEY    Available
Description xv, 212 pages ; 23 cm.
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series The culture and politics of health care work
Culture and politics of health care work.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-202) and index.
Contents Back pain nation -- Even the best and brightest -- What's wrong? What's not? Can we tell the difference? -- Painkillers: easy solutions sometimes aren't -- Painkillers and the marketing of pain -- Pain management, now that's money -- Stabbed in the back -- Surgical gadgets and the explosion of fusion surgery -- The pointed search for relief: injections, ablations, and blocks, oh my! -- Why would you get better after useless therapy? -- Manipulating the pain: chiropractic and other alternative treatments -- Nobody takes it seriously! -- Boot camp -- Amplifying your voice -- Some policy implications.
Summary Presents a new approach to managing back pain that focuses on the empowerment of individuals and fewer medical interventions, while exposing the motives and conflicts of interest behind traditional treatments. --Publisher's description.
Subject Backache -- Treatment.
Back -- Diseases -- Treatment.
ISBN 9780801453243 (cloth : alk. paper)
0801453240 (cloth : alk. paper)

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