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By Cathryn Jakobson Ramin

ISBN-10: 0062641786

ISBN-13: 9780062641786

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ISBN-13: 9780062641793

ISBN-10: 1538416336

ISBN-13: 9781538416334

The acclaimed writer of Carved in Sand—a veteran investigative journalist who persisted chronic again discomfort for decades—delivers the definitive booklet at the topic: a vital exam of all elements of the again discomfort undefined, exploring what works, what does not, what can cause damage, and the way to get at the highway to recovery.

In her attempt to regulate her continual again soreness, investigative reporter Cathryn Jakobson Ramin spent years and a small fortune on a panoply of remedies. yet her pain basically intensified, leaving her feeling pissed off and puzzled. As she sought for greater strategies, she uncovered a bigger challenge. Costing approximately $100 billion a yr, backbone medicine—often useless and occasionally damaging —exemplified the worst points of the U.S. future health care procedure.

The results of six years of in depth research, Crooked deals a startling examine the poorly pointed out hazards of backbone drugs, and offers sensible suggestion and options. Ramin interviewed rankings of backbone surgeons, soreness administration medical professionals, actual drugs and rehabilitation physicians, workout physiologists, actual therapists, chiropractors, really expert bodywork practitioners. She met with many sufferers whose ache and desperation led them to make life-altering judgements, and with others who triumphed over their boundaries.

The result's a super and accomplished booklet that isn't basically very important yet necessary to thousands of again soreness victims, and all kinds of future health care pros. Ramin shatters assumptions approximately surgical procedure, chiropractic tools, actual remedy, spinal injections and painkillers, and addresses evidence-based rehabilitation options—showing, intimately, easy methods to keep away from healing lifeless ends, whereas saving cash, time, and huge suffering. With Crooked, she finds what it takes to outwit the again ache and get at the highway to recovery.

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