Author(s): Patrick Roth
Back pain manifests itself in many different forms, attacks without warning, and damages its victims' physical and emotional health. Everyone suggests a different cure for the effects of a weak core: surgeons want to cut, chiropractors want to adjust, physical therapists want to perform physical therapy. In The End of Back Pain, neurosurgeon Partick Roth, M.D., reveals that, more often than not, back pain is caused by a set of underdeveloped core muscles that control the stability and alignment of the spine that are not being used. He details a specialized exercise program to strengthen and develop those muscles to relieve, control, and even prevent chronic pain. The End of Back Pain helps patients view the body from a totally different perspective, and inspires readers to push their bodies in order to cure its maladies. After years of treating back pain, Dr. Roth has seen time and time again that a back that is not used to its full capacity is a back that is unhealthy. When we don't use our backs, we are not utilizing the core set of muscles designed to help us stay strong, increase stamina, and look our very best.
The unique approach so clearly presented in Dr. Roth's "The End of Back Pain" is an outstanding and simple way to conquer your pain and improve your quality of life. Understanding and treating your "hidden core" will assuredly help you as it did me.--Michael Kelly, M.D
Dr. Patrick Roth is the Vice Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey and is a founding member of North Jersey Brain and Spine Center. He is also chief of neurosurgery at Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, New Jersey. He is board certified in Neurological Surgery by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and was named one of the best doctors in New York by New York Magazine in 2010. Roth is a member of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the North American Spine Society, and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has published in numerous medical journals.