What is a patient to do? An incredible eighty percent of the U.S. population suffers from back pain at some point in their lives. And while there are a plethora of treatments, medications and holistic remedies out there, sometimes there is still no relief to be found. People are then referred to a surgeon as a last resort.
However, many conditions that cause severe back pain cannot be effectively treated surgically. Once the patient has received that disheartening news, there is seldom an opportunity for follow-up counseling or further discussion of other therapeutic options between patient and surgeon.
What is a surgeon to do? Dr. Mark Foster, an experienced spine surgeon, addresses this dilemma in an informative and up-to-date guide to better back health.
In a positive text that will be invaluable to physicians, chiropractors, physical therapists, health care providers, as well as patients, Dr. Foster educates the reader on the physiology of the back, gives an incisive historical overview of evolving modes of treatment, and describes the latest technologies and innovative approaches that are making recovery increasingly probable. Perhaps most important is a section on preventive strategies that will strengthen this sensitive area of the body against potential future injury.
Backache: Putting It Behind You is a crisply articulate and thoroughly accessible text that demystifies the causes of back pain and offers an encouragingly wide range of choices for both patients and professionals to consider when planning a course of treatment.
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Dr. Mark Foster, an orthopaedic surgeon based in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, SUNY, MIT and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also teaches at the University of Pittsburg.
Dr. Foster is a fellow of many professional associations including the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Back Society. He is a member of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Spinal Medicine and Surgery, and is a frequent lecturer for the Eastern Orthopaedic Association, The American Back Society, as well as other medical organizations. His work has appeared in numerous books and trade journals. Additionally, he holds a patent on an intervertebral spacer.
Dr. Foster currently lives in Bradfordwoods, Pennsylvania.
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Book Description Rutledge Books, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1582441545