BACK PAIN DECODED BOOK
AN EXPERT GUIDE TO TESTS, DIAGNOSES, TREATMENTS & PRODUCTS YOU NEVER KNEW EXISTED...
Written in easy to understand language, this book is packed with "need to know” information all patients & practitioners should be aware of especially when it comes to having scans, manual therapy, injections and surgery, plus lots of self help tips, product reviews and case studies. If you suffer with your back this book will save you huge amounts of time and money on wasted visits to therapists & doctors, empowering you with all the options, not just the ones they tell you about!
WHAT EXPERTS ARE SAYING...
“I think it is an invaluable guide…for any patients who may be suffering from their spine trying to evaluate the treatment options…Having spent the last twenty years practising in Spinal Surgery, trying to assimilate knowledge from all my corners…I welcome this book for the invaluable help it gives. How helpful it would have been at the start of my career as an ‘expert’ to have been able to read and refer to it.”
Mr Bob Chatterjee
MBBS MRCS MSc (Distinction) FRCS (Tr&Orth), Chief of Spinal Surgery at the Hospital of St John’s & St Elizabeth's, London, President of Orthopaedics at The Royal Society of Medicine, Consultant Editor ‘Spinal Surgery News’.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Robert Shanks, who is the son of a Chartered physiotherapist, qualified as a UK osteopath in 2000, he went on to take notable postgraduate courses in medical acupuncture and clinical Pilates, as well as work closely with several of London’s leading spinal surgeons and orthopaedic consultants. Robert has also worked as a manual handling trainer to the London Fire Brigade, as an NHS contractor for back pain treatment and has established several of London's leading clinics offering a multidisciplinary approach to back pain (and other musculoskeletal conditions), including London’s prestigious Harley Street. Perhaps more importantly, he himself has suffered (and overcome) chronic back pain.
WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT THE AUTHOR
"I went to multiple doctors, had multiple blood tests, scans, specialists etc. The NHS were just passing me around and no one could find the solution. I was put on anti inflammatories for 2 months and nothing worked. I was only 26/27 years old while this was happening. It was frustrating and very depressing to be so unhealthy. I decided to go private. Robert suggested a particular type of lumbar spine MRI (which hadn't been done by my doctors). This showed the problem. I followed his treatment and advice for 6-7 sessions. Having suffered for 18 months I managed a 3 hour hike a week or 2 after his treatment. 2 months after his treatment I'm travelling central America, carrying 70L on my back, sitting on buses (which used to be excruciating), being active and feeling great. I'm literally a new person. I know that sounds dramatic but... After 1.5 years of pain it's incredible. I could not rate Robert high enough! Thank you"
- Sarah P.
"Exemplary care and results. I travel 90 miles to see Robert in clinic, and would not want to be treated anywhere else. I was struggling to walk when I first attended and am now back to hiking for miles."
- Victoria J.
"For 40 years or more, I have suffered with some degree of back pain, but about ten years ago it became much worse. Physiotherapy did not help - indeed, it only aggravated it. After following Rob’s recommended treatment plan there was a dramatic improvement. Now, two years later, I have virtually no back pain at all."
- Peter P.