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Praise for book about managing low back pain

Maria DiDanieli   


Sept 3, Hanover, New Hampshire —  '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. 

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 healthcare management groups. For information on the book, please visit

Rapidly Reversible Low Back Pain: An Evidence-Based Pathway to Widespread
Recoveries and Savings is available for purchase online at:,, and

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