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Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection
Healing Back Pain
The Mind-Body Connection
Paperback      ISBN: 0446392308
Dr. John E. Sarno's groundbreaking research on TMS (Tension Myoneural Syndrome) reveals how stress and other psychological factors can cause back pain-and how you can be pain free without drugs, exercise, or surgery.

Dr. Sarno's program has helped thousands of patients find relief from chronic back conditions. In this New York Times bestseller, Dr. Sarno teaches you how to identify stress and other psychological factors that cause back pain and demonstrates how to heal yourself--without drugs, surgery or exercise. Find out:
  • Why self-motivated and successful people are prone to Tension Myoneural Syndrome (TMS)
  • How anxiety and repressed anger trigger muscle spasms
  • How people condition themselves to accept back pain as inevitable
With case histories and the results of in-depth mind-body research, Dr. Sarno reveals how you can recognize the emotional roots of your TMS and sever the connections between mental and physical pain...and start recovering from back pain today.

Migraine
Migraine
Paperback      ISBN: 0520082230

In recent years the bestselling Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat have received great critical acclaim, but Oliver Sacks's readers may remember that he began his medical career working with migraine patients. In this new edition of Migraine, he returns to his first book and enriches it with additional case histories, new findings, and practical information.

For centuries physicians and migraineurs have been fascinated by the visual hallucinations, or auras, which often precede a migraine and which are similar to those induced by hallucinogenic drugs or deliria. In a remarkable new chapter, illustrated with startling full-color paintings by migraine sufferers, Dr. Sacks draws on recent advances in chaos theory and neural simulation to describe these "hallucinatory constants" and what they reveal about the working of the brain.

Another important addition to the 1992 edition discusses newly developed drug therapies for migraine, as well as alternative, nondrug approaches. Only Oliver Sacks's boundless curiosity and rich imagination could yield such a fresh, comprehensive view of one of humankind's oldest afflictions.
Heal Your Headache
Heal Your Headache
Paperback      ISBN: 0761125663
A three-step program that puts headache sufferers back in control of their lives.

"A must read for all individuals with migraine "--Ronald J. Tusa, M.D., PH.D., Professor of Neurology and Otolaryngology, Dizziness and Balance Center, Emory University

Based on the breakthrough understanding that virtually all headaches are forms of migraine--because migraine is not a specific type of headache, but the built-in mechanism that causes headaches of all kinds, along with neck stiffness, sinus congestion, dizziness, and other problems--Dr. Buchholz's Heal Your Headache offers a simple, transforming program.

Step 1: Avoid the "Quick Fix." Too often painkillers only make matters worse because of the crippling complication known as rebound.
Step 2: Reduce your triggers. The crux of the program: a migraine diet that eliminate the foods that push headache sufferers over the top.
Step 3: Raise your threshold. When diet and other lifestyle changes aren't enough, preventive medication can help stay the course.

That's it. In three steps, you can turn your headache problems around.

Includes answers to questions like:
  • What is a migraine anyway?
  • Why do I get more headaches than most people?
  • Of all the potential dietary triggers, what are the major culprits?
  • Will my headaches get better when I get older?
  • Why does the weather give me headaches?
  • How long will it take me to get over rebound when I stop taking my Excedrin?
  • Are my children doomed to suffer from headaches?
  • Why do I wake up every morning with a headache?
Treat Your Back Without Surgery: The Best Nonsurgical Alternatives for Eliminating Back and Neck Pain
Treat Your Back Without Surgery
The Best Nonsurgical Alternatives for Eliminating Back and Neck Pain
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0897933729

Treat Your Back Without Surgery is based on the acclaimed Texas Back Institute s successful nonsurgical treatments for back injuries. Providing proven exercises and natural healing techniques, this book helps readers diagnose back problems and relieve pain noninvasively. Also included are black-and-white photos, illustrations, back surgery benefits and risks, and an updated resource section."

Multifidus Back Pain Solution
Multifidus Back Pain Solution
Paperback      ISBN: 1572242787

Based on breakthrough results from the newest scientifically proven research, this guide offers back-pain sufferers real relief--simple exercises that target the exact muscles that have been newly identified to be the source of most back pain.

If you are one of the millions who suffer from recurring back pain, and have found that your attempts at complicated and time-consuming exercise programs and treatments have not helped, it's time to learn the simple techniques that strengthen the specific muscles that are at the root of your pain. Start living free from pain now

When physical therapist Jim Johnson reviewed the back-pain studies in peer-reviewed medical journals published over the past fifteen years, he found that the research suggested that a specific set of muscles played a key role in a great majority of back-pain incidences. The results showed that most back-pain sufferers have undeveloped multifidus (mull-tiff-i-dus) muscles. These muscles connect the spinal vertebrae together and play a subtle, but critical, role in bending and twisting motions of the back. If they are weak, inflamed, or in spasm, they can cause chronic back pain. In response to these findings, Johnson devised a simple series of exercises that focus on strengthening the multifidus muscles--and had fabulous results in reducing back pain for a variety of patients.

Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery
Crooked
Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0062641786

The acclaimed author of Carved in Sand--a veteran investigative journalist who endured persistent back pain for decades--delivers the definitive book on the subject: an essential examination of 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.

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. As she searched 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 investigation, Crooked offers a startling look at the poorly identified risks of spine medicine, and provides practical advice and solutions. Ramin interviewed scores of spine surgeons, pain management doctors, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, exercise physiologists, physical therapists, chiropractors, 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.

The result is a brilliant and comprehensive book that is not only important but essential to millions of back pain sufferers, and all types of health care professionals. 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. With Crooked, she reveals what it takes to outwit the back pain industry and get on the road to recovery.

Backbone: An Inspirational Manual for Coping with Chronic Pain
Backbone
An Inspirational Manual for Coping with Chronic Pain
Paperback      ISBN: 1948924579
An Inspirational, Powerful, and Funny Manual for Coping and Living with Devastating Pain

For two decades, Karen Duffy--New York Times bestselling author, former MTV VJ, Revlon model, and actress--has managed to live an enriching life despite living in a state of constant pain. Duffy has sarcoidosis, a disorder that causes the growth of inflammatory cells on different organs of the body. In her case, her sarcoidosis is located in her brain, causing her unimaginable pain. In this powerful, inspirational, funny, and important manual for surviving pain, Duffy draws on her experience as a patient advocate, certified recreational therapist, and hospital chaplain to illuminate gratifying methods people can use to cope with chronic pain and reinforces the sentiment that "circumstances determine our lives, but we shape our lives by what we make of circumstances" (Sir John Wheeler Bennet).

More than one-third of the US population--nearly 113 million Americans--is currently living with chronic pain, while another 133 million Americans live with some form of chronic illness. Half of the US population lives with the challenges of these invisible illnesses where their symptoms are not always obvious to the casual observer. Addressing a country ravaged by both chronic pain and opioid addiction, Backbone offers a salve of self-sufficiency, spunk, and perseverance. With a light tone, deft wordplay, and interactive gems such as the Bill Murray Pain Scale, Mastectomy Paper Dolls, and a crown to wear just for getting out of bed, Duffy's serious--and seriously funny--book is for the massive population living with chronic pain who are eager to be understood and helped, and sends the message that despite the pain, there is a way to a good life.
Migraine
Migraine
Trade Paperback      ISBN: 0330526146

Migraine is an age-old and often debilitating condition. Here, Oliver Sacks offers at once a medical account of its occurence and management; an exploration of its physical, physiological and psychological underpinnings and consequences; and a meditation on the nature and experience of health and illness.

The Migraine Brain: Your Breakthrough Guide to Fewer Headaches, Better Health
The Migraine Brain
Your Breakthrough Guide to Fewer Headaches, Better Health
Paperback      ISBN: 141654769x

Now in paperback, this groundbreaking book by renowned Harvard neurologist Bernstein launched on the Today show to great acclaim and sales. It's the only book to present the newest science on migraine headaches as well as offer a comprehensive program to treat them--and will change the lives of migraine sufferers forever.

Thirty million Americans get migraines, often with excruciating headache pain. Dr. Carolyn Bernstein, a migraine sufferer herself, explains that certain unique chemical and structural differences in "the migraine brain" and central nervous system cause the many symptoms associated with migraines. Even though migraines cannot be completely cured, readers can decrease the number of migraines they experience and lessen their intensity with the personalized wellness program that Dr. Bernstein provides. Readers learn their own patterns and triggers and how to prevent, abort, and stop migraines.

Packed with the latest clinical and pharmacological research, as well as lively anecdotes, celebrity interviews, and quizzes and questionnaires, The Migraine Brain has been hailed as "the ultimate migraine resource" by Nieca Goldberg, M.D.
Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery
Crooked
Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery
Paperback      ISBN: 0062641794

The acclaimed author of Carved in Sand--a veteran investigative journalist who endured persistent back pain for decades--delivers the definitive book on the subject: an essential examination of 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.

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. As she searched 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 investigation, Crooked offers a startling look at the poorly identified risks of spine medicine, and provides practical advice and solutions. Ramin interviewed scores of spine surgeons, pain management doctors, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, exercise physiologists, physical therapists, chiropractors, 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.

The result is a brilliant and comprehensive book that is not only important but essential to millions of back pain sufferers, and all types of health care professionals. 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. With Crooked, she reveals what it takes to outwit the back pain industry and get on the road to recovery.