Crooked : outwiting the back pain industry and getting on the road to recovery
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Published:
New York : Harper, ©2017.
Status:
Columbia Pike Adult Nonfiction
617.564 RAMIN
Shirlington Adult Nonfiction
617.564 RAMIN
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Columbia Pike Adult Nonfiction
617.564 RAMIN
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Dec 14, 2018
Shirlington Adult Nonfiction
617.564 RAMIN
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Jan 15, 2019
Description

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.

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Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
xii, 409 pages ; 24.
Language:
English
ISBN:
0062641786, 9780062641786

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages [379]-383) and index.
Description
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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Ramin, C. J. (2017). Crooked: outwiting the back pain industry and getting on the road to recovery. New York: Harper.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Ramin, Cathryn Jakobson. 2017. Crooked: Outwiting the Back Pain Industry and Getting On the Road to Recovery. New York: Harper.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Ramin, Cathryn Jakobson, Crooked: Outwiting the Back Pain Industry and Getting On the Road to Recovery. New York: Harper, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Ramin, Cathryn Jakobson. Crooked: Outwiting the Back Pain Industry and Getting On the Road to Recovery. New York: Harper, 2017. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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