"This book is a treasure-trove of insights and expertise from a master clinician. Dr. Goldman's approach to physical diagnosis changed the way I think about low back pain. Instead of resorting to medications, injections, or surgery, many people can benefit from improved gait mechanics. This book is a step-by-step guide to identifying specific problems and implementing practical solutions. Your patients will thank you!"
-Beth B. Murinson, M.D., Ph.D.
Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Diplomate, American Board of Pain Medicine
Associate Professor and Director of Pain Education
Department of Neurology Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Author, Take Back Your Back (Fair Winds Press, 2011)
"Dr. Goldman's work serves as a reminder that all medical progress starts with impeccable observation. His presentation of the association of spinal stenosis, pseudo stenosis and peripheral neuropathy expands the traditional view and provides a new structure for practitioners to diagnose and treat disorders of the peripheral nervous system.
This text provides clinicians and patients a novel vision for abetting suffering from these disorders by explaining precise symptom complaints, examination findings, treatments and testable outcomes. The patient case format allows accessibility for patients and reminds practitioners that we serve to holistically improve the lives of people by treating body, mind, and spirit."
-Marian Lamonte MD . Chief of Neurology, St Agnes Hospital Baltimore. Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology, University of Maryland School of Medicine
"Dr. Goldman's book is novel and revolutionary. I recommend this book as a common sense approach to pain management. At last, an author who ties together biomechanics and the important foot/ankle and spine relationship. This is required reading!"
-Mark A. Young MD, Fellow, American College of Pain Management
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Professor, Dept of Orthopedic Sciences & Rehabilitation New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Editor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Secrets Editions 1,2 and 3
Author, "Women & Pain: Why it Hurts and What You Can do?" (Hyperion)
"Dr. Goldman's new book will be found illuminating to many doctors and patients alike. This book provides a delightfully written overview of techniques, many of which Dr. Goldman has developed himself. These approaches have often enabled him to resolve chronic or severe arthritis and neuropathy pain that had resisted prior care. Over the years many patients of mine have been the beneficiaries of his care. Readers will take away valuable information that may lead to the same great improvement that so many satisfied patients have already.
Successful implementation of this book will provide a path to living a more active life with much less pain for many people. I highly recommend it."
-Julian Jakobovitz MD Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
"As a surgical podiatrist by training who purchased Dr Goldman’s previous practice, I am in a unique position to comment on his techniques. I was fortunate to spend time with Dr Goldman seeing patients. My skepticism on his unusual techniques proved unfounded as numerous patients told me that their pain had been relieved. I have been able to help quite a few people thanks to the time spent with Dr Goldman and, as a surgical residency director, I am proud to pass this school of thought on to my surgical residents.
Through this revolutionary book, the podiatry and medical community at large will be fortunate as I was to learn and implement these discoveries in their practices. This book reveals the links between Spinal Stenosis / PseudoStenosis and painful arthritis, peripheral neuropathy, and the many other medical conditions addressed in this book, and presents innovative paths for successful treatment.
The timing for this book could not be better. The ART of medical practice is being lost. Too many patients have treatment failure based on tests and imaging, without thorough evaluation. An equally important message to take home from Dr Goldman’s wonderful book is the imperative need to ask the right general and specific questions, to listen, to touch the patient, and to watch them walk! How else can we honestly attempt to help our patients with lower extremity pain, and to "Do no harm?"
-Kyle J. Kinmon, MS, DPM, FACFAS
Director of Residency Training Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency
Bethesda Memorial Hospital Boynton Beach Florida
“I have had many patients over the years who have had the privilege of excellent diagnosis and treatment of their foot problems by Dr. Goldman. He has applied his insights and experience in treating peripheral neuropathies in the foot and illuminating their relationships to spinal stenosis. All readers should benefit from his knowledge, as well as following Dr Goldman’s holistic and common sense approach to help his patients.”
-Allen Friedman MD, Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
"I have known Dr. Goldman for many years and have shared many patients with him. He has a wonderful ability to help people with chronic pain of various etiologies with his non-invasive holistic approach. He has save many patients from risky procedures and spared them from life with chronic pain. I highly recommend considering his evaluation and treatment techniques."
-Elliot Rothschild MD Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
CEO Baltimore Suburban Health
"Dr. Goldman has been taking care of my patients for years. His diagnostic and therapeutic techniques are applicable for patients with arthritis of the spine, hip, knee, and feet as well as patients with spinal stenosis. Dr. Goldman's research and resultant techniques have helped many of my patients with these conditions significantly reduce their suffering. The great majority of my patients achieved rapid improvement in their symptoms in an average of 1-2 days. Additionally, use of his therapies reduces cost, as more expensive imaging studies such as MRIs are not needed and referrals to other specialty providers are greatly reduced. I strongly recommend this book for both patients and practitioners."
-Miguel Sadovnik, Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine