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Back Pain (Understanding) (Family Doctor Books) [Illustrated] [Paperback]

Malcolm I.V. Jayson
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20 May 2009 Family Doctor Books
Most of us suffer from backache at some time or other. Usually it is an unpleasant, awkward but not desperately serious problem caused by some kind of mechanical stress or damage within the back which gets better fairly quickly. This booklet aims to show you how the back works, what goes wrong, why back problems arise, how they are treated and to give some indication of when further investigations and specialist help are necessary. Backache is remarkably common. At any one time some 30 to 40 per cent of the population have backache and between 80 and 90 per cent of people experience it at some time in their lives. It affects both sexes and all ages from children to elderly people but is most prevalent in the middle years. The amount of working time lost due to back problems has increased enormously in recent years. This is now calculated as nearly £6 billion per year for the medical treatment provided, the benefits received and loss of production.

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Family Doctor Publications Ltd (20 May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1903474264
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903474266
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 11.2 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 335,876 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Back pain is very common, and causes an enormous amount of time off work and disability in the western world. The problemof sick leave and disability caused by back pain is increasingat a dramatic rate, BUT no more people get back pain than didin the past. The key message to prevent disability is to bepositive and to remain active. Professor Jayson is one of theworlds experts on back pain, and has put his message over ina way which is easy to understand, thus removing unnecessarymystique and associated fears. A very good value read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Invaluable Read 31 May 2014
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What a great little book to put into layman's terms all that you need to know about back pain, it's causes, remedies and prevention.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed! 25 Mar 2011
I have a son who suffers from chronic back pain due to a condition called scoliosis which is curvature of the spine and is due to have surgery. I bought the book thinking it would give me some information on the condition and treatment. Scoliosis was not in the index, neither was curvature. There was one very brief mention of curvature in the book - something the doctor would look for in the event of back pain - but the book did not elaborate. Therefore it was for me a waste of money. One of the most common causes of back pain is scoliosis and yet the book barely gave it a mention. I've already written a similar review on this book but for some reason it was not published, but surely the purpose of a review is to be factual and informative which I believed my review to be and actually far more valid than the poor review given because the wrong book was delivered!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Book Review 17 Oct 2010
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This is a pretty good book. It gives a lot of info on the various causes of back pain and what options you have regarding living with or fixing them.
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