About the Author
Grant Cooper, M.D., is a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician who specializes in the care of people with spine, sports, and musculoskeletal problems. He has a special interest in back and joint pain, and has published numerous articles and books in this area. He completed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell in New York City, and is currently in the department of orthopedics at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Cooper has received national and international recognition for his research on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. He is the co-editor-in-chief for the journal Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine. As the host of "Back Pain Radio" (World Talk Radio), Dr. Cooper emphasized the concept that understanding your health problems and what you can do about them empowers people to make lasting changes for a healthier life. This book is intended to help his readers achieve that goal.