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Talking back : how to overcome chronic back pain and rebuild your life / Rowland G. Hazard, MD.

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library 617.564 HAZ (Text) 33500013406988 New Available -
Crookston Public Library 617.564 HAZ (Text) 33500013406996 New Checked out 07/01/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781538146651
  • ISBN: 1538146657
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2021]

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Includes index.
Summary, etc.:
"Back pain afflicts more than 3 in 4 adults and costs Americans over $100 billion every year. While most people recover quickly, the disabilities suffered by people who don't generate the vast majority of the costs and heartache. Talking Back offers people disabled by chronic back pain personal strategies for recovering active lives and wellness"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 May #2
    A pain in the back can be far more than just a pain in the neck. It can lead to the loss of employment, hobbies, and even life. Patients can become fatally addicted to opioids like OxyContin. Chances are nine out of 10 that an attack of back pain will resolve itself without treatment. Hazard, a retired doctor and professor emeritus at Dartmouth, ably and empathetically devotes himself to helping the "one out of 10's" who keep suffering for months or years. He draws on his three decades of work with patients in so-called functional restoration programs. To illustrate his points, he creates "mosaics" of real patients, like "Roberta," a 35-year-old single mother of four who loses her loan officer job because it hurts too much to sit all day in her desk chair. These composite characters often feel lonely and helpless, particularly because their pain is invisible: there are no wounds, casts, or bandages. Hazard provides common-sense tips to alleviate back pain: relax, exercise, lose weight, don't smoke or drink too much. Easier said than done, but expert encouragement helps. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Rowland G. Hazard, MD is emeritus professor of orthopedics, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He has devoted his over 30-year clinical and research careers to the understanding and care of people who are disabled by chronic low back pain. He has been a pioneer in the field of rehabilitation, and he is internationally known for developing the goal achievement model for overcoming painful disability.

Subject: Backache > Popular works.
Chronic diseases > Popular works.
Communication in medicine.
Chronic diseases.
Communication in medicine.
Genre: Popular works.

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