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NECK AND BACK PAIN

A self-help guide to getting on with your life Dr Chris Jenner PRICE EXTENT BINDING FORMAT ISBN PUB DATE

£8.99 176 pages Paperback 215 x 135 mm 978-1-84528-468-8 24th June 2011

BIC CODE

VFD

CATEGORY

Popular Medicine

TERRITORIES

World Rights

“Chronic neck or back pain can seriously affect all aspects of daily life. This marvellous book will empower the patient with selfknowledge and increased awareness of the treatment options available to bring about much needed relief. A must-read for all sufferers.”

KEY FACTS • Around 80% of adults will experience back pain at some point in their lives • Two-thirds of the population will suffer from neck pain at some point • Neck and back pain are two of the major causes of disability KEY POINTS • A practical, accessible and down to earth new series written by expert author and pain specialist Dr Chris Jenner • The series is emphatically patient focussed, showing people how they can manage their condition, regain some control, become an expert patient and achieve improved quality of life ongoing • Addresses the real and most pressing difficulties suffered by patients – the contents are based on FAQs from patients • There is a website to accompany the books DR CHRIS JENNER has studied for many years in the field of Pain Medicine and works with sufferers of these and other chronic pain conditions in his roles as consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia at St Mary’s Hospital, London, and as Director of London Pain Consultants. CONTENTS PART I: UNDERSTANDING NECK AND BACK PAIN 1. Different types of neck and back pain 2. Know the symptoms 3. Understanding the causes 4. Diagnosing neck and back problems PART II: LIVING WITH NECK AND BACK PAIN 5. The impact of neck and back pain 6. Tension and pain 7. The prognosis PART III: MANAGING AND TREATING NECK AND BACK PAIN

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Pain management Medications and contraindications The role of physiotherapy Self-help and complementary medicines PART IV: THE MEDICO-LEGAL IMPLICATIONS OF NECK AND BACK PROBLEMS 12. Personal injury claims and the burden of proof 13. Medico-legal experts and personal injury solicitors

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