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Author Gambaro, Jill, author.

Title The truth about carpal tunnel syndrome : finding answers, getting well / Jill Gambaro.

Publication Info. Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    616.856 GAM    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction.
Description xi, 151 pages ; 24 cm
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Summary "The truth about carpal tunnel syndrome is a compelling patient account of this controversial injury. Using layman's terms, the book describes why it's so difficult to treat, how the author learned to manage hers, and how the medical and legal systems work in conflict to those suffering such injuries. Offering hope to sufferers and their loved ones, this book captures the reality of carpal tunnel syndrome and suggests ways for dealing not just with the injury but with the systems in place to deal with the losses associated with carpal tunnel syndrome."-- Proved by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-143) and index.
Contents Introduction -- I woke up one morning to find my life had fallen apart -- pt. 1: The physiology of RSis -- Why it's important to educate yourself about RSIs -- How can you beomce disabled just by sitting at a computer? -- When you don't get proper treatment, your RSI gets worse -- Ergonomics alone cannot prevent RSIs -- pt. 2: The politics of RSIs -- Why the health-care community disputes the existence of RSIs -- How the Worker's Compensation System worsens RSIs -- The political battle over RSIs -- pt. 3: The social impact of RSIs -- Teens and texting -- Employers and RSIs -- Why RSIs cost you, even if you don't have one -- Why work is the cure for RSIs -- Appendix A: patient resources -- Appendix B: parent resources -- Appendix C: employer resources.
Subject Carpal tunnel syndrome.
Carpal tunnel syndrome -- Treatment.
Overuse injuries -- Miscellanea.
ISBN 9781442225794 (cloth ; alk. paper)
1442225793 (cloth ; alk. paper)

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