The Resource Crooked : outwitting the back pain industry and getting on the road to recovery, Cathryn Jakobson Ramin

Crooked : outwitting the back pain industry and getting on the road to recovery, Cathryn Jakobson Ramin

Label
Crooked : outwitting the back pain industry and getting on the road to recovery
Title
Crooked
Title remainder
outwitting the back pain industry and getting on the road to recovery
Statement of responsibility
Cathryn Jakobson Ramin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • An "investigative journalist who endured persistent back pain for decades ... [examines] all facets of the back pain industry, exploring what works, what doesn't, what may cause harm, and how to get on the road to recovery"--Dust jacket flap
  • "In her effort to manage her chronic back pain, investigative reporter Cathryn Jakobson Ramin spent years and a small fortune on a panoply of treatments. But her discomfort only intensified, leaving her feeling frustrated and perplexed. In the process of searching for better solutions, she exposed a much bigger problem. Costing roughly $100 billion a year, spine medicine--often ineffective and sometimes harmful--exemplified the worst aspects of the U.S. health care system. The result of six years of intensive reporting, Crooked offers a startling look at back pain medicine, and provides practical advice and solutions. Jakobson Ramin interviewed scores of spine surgeons, pain management doctors, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, exercise physiologists, physical therapists, chiropractors, and specialized bodywork practitioners. She met with many patients whose pain and desperation led them to make life-altering decisions, and with others who triumphed over their limitations. Stunningly brilliant and utterly comprehensive, Crooked is not only important but also essential to millions of back pain sufferers and all types of health care professionals. Jakobson Ramin shatters assumptions about surgery, chiropractic methods, physical therapy, spinal injections, and painkillers, and addresses evidence-based rehabilitation options--showing, in detail, how to avoid therapeutic dead ends, while saving money, time, and considerable anguish."--Jacket
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ramin, Cathryn Jakobson
Dewey number
617.56406
Index
index present
LC call number
RD771.B217
LC item number
R43 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Backache
  • HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Musculoskeletal
  • HEALTH & FITNESS / Pain Management
Target audience
adult
Label
Crooked : outwitting the back pain industry and getting on the road to recovery, Cathryn Jakobson Ramin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [379]-383) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A terrible affliction : when I went looking for a solution, I found a much bigger problem -- PART I: PROBLEMS. Back pain nation : how we got into this mess ; A tale of two tables : why back patients "fail" chiropractic treatment and physical therapy ; Hazardous images : why you do not need--or want--to have an MRI ; Needle jockeys : how epidural steroid injections can go wrong ; The gold standard : why lumbar spinal fusion is never your only remaining option ; Google your spine surgery : the truth about "cutting-edge" procedures, as advertised online and on TV ; Replacement parts : why a bionic lumbar spine is not in the cards ; The opioid wars : how chronic opioid therapy keeps you in pain -- PART II: SOLUTIONS. Head case : what your brain has to do with your back ; The back whisperers : how to find a rehabilitation partner ; The right kind of hurt : how a much-maligned machine may still change everything ; The posture mavens : how to make gravity your friend -- Conclusion: Six years later
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 409 pages
Isbn
9780062641786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)957240921
  • 1583878
  • (OCoLC)ocn957240921
  • 1583878
Label
Crooked : outwitting the back pain industry and getting on the road to recovery, Cathryn Jakobson Ramin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [379]-383) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A terrible affliction : when I went looking for a solution, I found a much bigger problem -- PART I: PROBLEMS. Back pain nation : how we got into this mess ; A tale of two tables : why back patients "fail" chiropractic treatment and physical therapy ; Hazardous images : why you do not need--or want--to have an MRI ; Needle jockeys : how epidural steroid injections can go wrong ; The gold standard : why lumbar spinal fusion is never your only remaining option ; Google your spine surgery : the truth about "cutting-edge" procedures, as advertised online and on TV ; Replacement parts : why a bionic lumbar spine is not in the cards ; The opioid wars : how chronic opioid therapy keeps you in pain -- PART II: SOLUTIONS. Head case : what your brain has to do with your back ; The back whisperers : how to find a rehabilitation partner ; The right kind of hurt : how a much-maligned machine may still change everything ; The posture mavens : how to make gravity your friend -- Conclusion: Six years later
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 409 pages
Isbn
9780062641786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)957240921
  • 1583878
  • (OCoLC)ocn957240921
  • 1583878

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