Journals Higher Education



Published: 07 February 2013

464 Pages | 95 halftones & line illus.


ISBN: 9780199895519

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Do You Really Need Back Surgery?

A Surgeon's Guide to Neck and Back Pain and How to Choose Your Treatment

Second Edition

Aaron G. Filler,M.D.

  • Sold 10,000 copies
  • Written by a world-famous expert in nerve and spinal surgery
  • The first authoritative and accessible book about back surgery—and how to avoid it—written by a surgeon for patients
  • Comprehensive review of the pros and cons of available options
  • Covers all the questions doctors often don't have time to answer
  • Defines basic terminology and anatomy
  • Discusses the various types of back and neck pain and their causes, noting that most back pain goes away without treatment
  • Author maintains a detailed book site which contains info about the book as well as an array of resources for back pain sufferers
  • Includes almost a hundred illustrations and clearly-labeled diagrams

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