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Pain: The science and culture of why we hurt


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Marni Jackson, quoting Nikolai Bogduk on the subject of low back pain, an Australian physician, at the Ninth World Congress of the International Association for the Study of Pain in Vienna.


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a page in a book
author
Marni Jackson
 
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publisher
Random House
year
2003
page
p. 122 (Trade paperback edition)
the nugget
Simple intervention — the time spent with a patient — is a very powerful ingredient of the patient-doctor contract.

excerpt

Simple intervention — the time spent with a patient — is a very powerful ingredient of the patient-doctor contract. The evidence is against the traditions such as surgery [for back pain] being true — the evidence says it doesn’t work.