Tens of billions of dollars are spent by people with chronic back and neck pain searching for cures. Most practitioners offer hope but very little in the way of help. Unlike most "pain" books written by doctors or physical therapists, this is a personal story, not a clinical one. It blends Mr. Needle's own experiences with careful research into medical history, and traditional and alternative medical treatments. But his message is not just his story: his message can be your story, too.
Mr. Needle offers brass-tacks descriptions (down to what they feel like and what they cost!) of traditional and non-traditional medical alternatives. He offers a powerful battery of passive and active therapies through which even someone with a deep-rooted chronic condition can achieve lasting pain relief. This book can also serve as a resource for books and articles on chronic pain and what you can do about it. It has an extensive list of Internet sites with relevant information on different therapies, exercises, and other remedies, as well as societies and professional boards that certify physical therapists, acupuncturists, and other healers.