John Lee, Suzanne Brook, and Clare Daniel
Table of Contents
Section 1 - Understanding back pain
1: How is the back constructed?
2: What is back pain?
3: Scans, x-rays and that word 'degenerating'
4: How did the pain get to take over my life?
Section 2 - Medical treatments
5: What different types of professionals could help?
6: Can my back pain be cured by injections or surgery?
7: Can I take medications for my pain?
Section 3 - Self treatments
8: Thoughts and feelings
11: What is the role of exercise and movement?
12: How much activity can I do?
13: Specific stretches and exercises
Section 4 - Bringing things together: real patients' tales
14: Coping with a new pain: what can I expect from treatments?
15: Making sense of scan results and finding a cure
16: Home life is difficult
17: Nights are the worst time
18: My pain has got a whole lot worse