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New book for practitioners who manage low back pain


October 29, 2008
By Canadian Chiropractor

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New book for practitioners who manage low back pain


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‘Rapidly Reversible Low Back Pain: An Evidence-Based Pathway to Widespread Recoveries and Savings’, a new book written by spine specialist Dr. Ronald Donelson, is receiving acclaim from physicians and surgeons, and many other specialists working with spinal problems, including chiropractors. 

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The book is receiving wide critical acclaim and exposes the flaws in the scientific and low back pain clinical guideline process while revealing constructive research and successful evidence-based clinical solutions

The book’s focus is that most low back pain is due to a rapidly reversible condition that can be eliminated by patients themselves.  This rapid reversibility is identified during a unique clinical assessment when a single direction of pain-relieving exercise is found that begins to eliminate the pain. That exercise becomes the treatment that subsequently also prevents the painful condition’s return.  Such simple, logical remedies empower pain sufferers to avoid medications, imaging, specialist referrals,and surgery. 

Donelson specialized in non-operative spinal care first in private practice and then at The Institute for Spine Care at The State University of New York in Syracuse.  He earned a Diploma in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy in 1991 and a Master of Science degree at Dartmouth Medical School’s Center for Evaluative Clinical Sciences in 1998.  He is currently president of SelfCare First, a consulting and low back pain disease management company; an advisory editor with the journal Spine; a member of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine and the North American Spine Society; and is vice-president of the American Back Society.

It is a valuable read for anyone interested in improving the management of low back pain while dramatically reducing its costs, including patients, employers, insurance carriers, and health-care management groups. For information on the book, please visit  www.selfcarefirst.com.


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