Better Back

Better Back

by JohnTanner (Author)


Do you suffer from a bad back? Are you uncomfortable at work or at home? Unravel the causes of injury, diagnosis and treatment options with this self-help guide. It aims to help you to make informed choices on your options from conventional and complementary treatment for acute and chronic pain. The book has been written by Dr John Tanner, a practitioner in orthopaedic and sports medicine. He also runs a clinic in West Sussex, specializing in musculoskeletal problems and sits on the councils of both the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine and the Institute of Orthopaedic Medicine.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd
Published: 07 Aug 2003

ISBN 10: 0751307521
ISBN 13: 9780751307528

Media Reviews
This illustrated self-help guide to back pain is a compendium of sensible advice including how best to sit or drive, what to expect from physiotherapy, osteopathy, acupuncture, various drugs and injections, and the benefits and risks of surgery. Most useful for those with chronic back pain unresponsive to treatment will be the chapters on good posture and strengthening exercises as these can alleviate back pain much of the time. As Tanner is a private practitioner in orthopaedic and sports medicine, therefore with wide experience, he recognises that traditional medical treatment often cannot help, and talks through the impact of emotional and psychological stress on the back, the value of relaxation and massage, and the cases most suited to alternative remedies like meditation, hypnotherapy and the Alexander Technique.
Author Bio
Expert advice from the author, Dr John Tanner, who runs clinics in the UK, is a member of the British Holistic Medical Association, and is also on the councils of both the Society and the Institute of Orthopaedic Medicine.