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Back and neck pain : the facts
Burn, Loic, 1935-
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Publication Information:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2000]

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vi, 213 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
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Recent years have seen a virtual revolution occur in the treatment and management of back pain - a massive problem for so many people world-wide, and one that costs staggering amounts of money in terms of days lost from work and health care treatment. In the USA, The Agency for Health CarePolicy and Research published guidelines advocating major new changes in the way back pain was treated. In the UK, The Clinical Standards Advisory Group and the Royal College of Physicians published further guidelines, advocating important new changes of considerable significance to sufferers. Nowfor the first time, in Back and neck pain: The Facts, these guidelines have been translated for sufferers of back and neck pain. Providing user-friendly and clear advise, this book shows you how to take control of your problem, find relief from your pain, and ensure that you are armed with the factsyou need to know about all the possible treatments. Loic Burn is the Medical Advisor to the National Back Pain Association, and a well regarded authority on the subject. He is the author and advisor on several books, and has appeared on national TV and Radio.

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Loic Burn is the Medical Advisor to the National Back Pain Association, and a respected authority on Back pain. He has written several books on the subject, and advised on others, and regularly appears on national TV and Radio.

Table of Contents

How your back and neck are built and work
The causes and extent of the problem
Your spinal pain - top to toe
Your back and neck pain diagnosis
Your experience of acute (short-lived) back and neck pain
Management of your acute pain
Self-help - what you can do about your acute pain
Management of your chronic pain
Self-help - what you can do about your chronic pain
Treatments that may help you
People who may help you
Your consultation - the good, the bad, and how to prepare for it
Special investigations
Helpline queries: the issues
Helpline queries: specific questions and answers
Safe back and neck exercises
Your rights and benefits
Useful addresses