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Healing Back Pain
John E. Sarno
0446392308
Jan 1991
Paperback
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Book Review
Healing Back Pain promises permanent elimination of back pain without drugs, surgery, or exercise. It should have been titled Understanding TMS Pain, because it discusses one particular cause of back pain--Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS)--and isn't really a program for self-treatment, with only five pages of action plan (and many more pages telling why conventional methods don't work). According to John E. Sarno, M.D., TMS is the major cause of pain in the back, neck, shoulders, buttocks, and limbs--and it is caused not by structural abnormalities but by the mind's effort to repress emotions. He's not saying that your pain is all in your head; rather, he's saying that the battle going on in your mind results in a real physical disorder that may affect muscles, nerves, tendons, or ligaments. An injury may have triggered the...


Perfect I'm Not: Boomer on Beer, Brawls, Backaches, and Baseball
David Wells
0060748117
September 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
Perfect I'm Not is, indeed, not a perfect book, but as in baseball, literary imperfection can make for a thrilling ride. Part Horatio Alger, part libertine, Wells peppers the narrative of his rise from poverty in Ocean Beach, California to baseball fame and fortune with numerous prurient tales from behind the locker room door. He is frank about the use of steroids among his fellow players and he's not afraid to burn major bridges (one must assume they were already on fire) in his ferocious attacks on such baseball luminaries as veteran general manager Pat Gillick. And the story behind his woozy perfect game is legend. All this is entertaining stuff and worth the price of admission.

The book, however, falls too often into a pattern of explication and justification for Wells’s "entertaining" run-ins with the law,...



The BackSmart Fitness Plan

007144338X


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Book Description
A complete, full-body fitness program specifically designed to strengthen and protect the back More than 50 percent of the 20 million Americans who join health clubs quit within the first year, mostly for one reason alone: back pain. Written by Adam Weiss, a chiropractic physician and fellow back pain sufferer, The BackSmart Fitness Plan presents a revolutionary program designed to target, protect, and strengthen the back. Employing his unique BackSmart Method, Weiss lays out a complete fitness program to provide readers with a variety of exercises designed to enhance their physical strength, flexibility, balance, endurance, and appearance, all without injuring themselves. The book includes: Hundreds of exercises emphasizing proper form and balance Proper use of free weights and machines Modified Pilates...


Back RX
Vijay Vad
1592400450
Feb 2004
Paperback
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The Wall Street Journal
"After three months, the results have been striking: 80%… reported that their pain was reduced by at least half"

Ellen Barkin
"[Dr. Vad’s] holistic approach can work for anyone willing to put in just a little time and positive thought."

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Backache: A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References
ICON Health Publications
0497001209
September 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
In March 2001, the National Institutes of Health issued the following warning: "The number of Web sites offering health-related resources grows every day. Many sites provide valuable information, while others may have information that is unreliable or misleading." Furthermore, because of the rapid increase in Internet-based information, many hours can be wasted searching, selecting, and printing.This book was created for medical professionals, students, and members of the general public who want to conduct medical research using the most advanced tools available and spending the least amount of time doing so.

Download Description
This is a 3-in-1 reference book. It gives a complete medical dictionary covering hundreds of terms and expressions relating to backache. It also...


Treat Your Own Back
Robin A. McKenzie
0959774661
January 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
Help yourself to a pain-free back. This easy-to-follow book presents over 80 pages of education and clinically-proven exercises. The simple and effective self-help exercises in Robin McKenzie's Treat Your Own Back have helped thousands worldwide find relief from common low back and neck pain. This book helps you understand the causes and treatments, along with a system of exercises that can help you relieve pain and prevent recurrence.

Book Info
Consumer health text on self-management with emphasis on the improvement of the structure and metabolism of the soft tissues, including the disc. For laylevel readers. Illustrated. Previous edition: c1993. Softcover.

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No More Aching Back
Leon Root
0451170911
Jan 1990
Paperback
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Book Description
These state-of-the-art strategies from the co-author of the bestseller Oh, My Aching Back are designed to heal, strengthen and protect your back from stress and injury. Dr. Root's clinically proven program includes • a 15-minute daily exercise routine • self-administered first aid • what to ask and what to expect from your doctor • short- and long-term solutions for pain, etc.

"Accessible, Sensible, Reassuring... The best ways to sit, bend, lift, drive a car, play sports, have sex, and carry on everyday activities." -Publishers Weekly


Relief from Chronic Backache
Edmund Blair Bolles
0440205719
May 1990
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
Here is the tested, proven regimen that will ease the pain that holds you hostage and restore your back to full physical function. Here is the book that debunks the myths about backache.

Complete with self-exams that test your attitude toward pain, an extensive glossary, and much more to help you ease your back pain and put you in charge of your life -- for good!

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Here is the tested, proven regimen that will ease the pain that holds you hostage and restore your back to full physical function. Here is the book that debunks the myths about backache.

Complete with self-exams that test your attitude toward pain, an extensive glossary, and much more to help you ease your back pain and put you in charge of your life -- for good!



The Miracle Ball Method : Relieve Your Pain, Reshape Your Body, Reduce Your Stress
Elaine Petrone
0761128689
December 10, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Take two-they're small. And they perform miracles. Suffering a career-ending, potentially crippling injury to her back and right leg, a young dancer named Elaine Petrone tried everyone from orthopedists to yogis to turn her pain and prognosis around. Nothing worked-until she healed herself through a unique program of therapy and exercise based around the use of two small, squishy balls. From there she turned her passion into a mission that is helping the thousands of people who visit her classes conquer pain, stress, and injury.

Now, for relief for sufferers everywhere, comes The Miracle Ball Method, a healing kit containing two miracle balls and a fully illustrated book, all packaged together in an attention-getting clear plastic cylinder. The work itself is simple. Take a sore back: By resting your...


Understand Your Backache: A Guide to Prevention, Treatment, and Relief
Rene Cailliet
0803616473
January 1984
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Description
...written by the well-known and well-respected author of the Pain Series handbooks for physicians and therapists... offers common-sense guidance to the patient who suffers from all types of backaches.


The Wharton's Back Book
Phil Wharton
1579547036
Aug 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
About 31 million Americans experience back pain, and the Whartons are on an enthusiastic mission to help sufferers approach injuries "not as a patient, but as an athlete" and get back in action, pain-free. For a book on back pain recovery and prevention, this is a surprisingly entertaining read, with anecdotes from the authors' New York City physical therapy practice-and even some celebrity name-dropping. The book is so crammed with information that it could be overwhelming, but readers can select applicable sections. Following a detailed introduction to the back, the authors include sections on what they call PREhab ("that is, helping our athletes prepare properly so that injuries never happen"), stopping the pain, protecting the back, stress and slumber, and situations and solutions. They explain and apply...


Back Sense
Ronald D. Siegel
0767905814
Jan 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
About 50 million Americans suffer back pain every year, and chronic back pain disables 1 in 40 adults. Back Sense takes a different approach, contending that most chronic back pain is caused not by a damaged spine, but by stress, muscle tension, and inactivity. The aim is to help you reclaim your life and decrease your pain.

The spine might be damaged initially, but it usually heals on its own, the authors assert. After that, stress causes muscle tightness, which results in continued pain. Traditional treatments don't work because they treat the spine, not the stress. The solution: understand your own symptoms and pain, learn to resume full activity, and work with your negative emotions to prevent them from derailing your recuperation.

Part 1 of Back Sense helps you evaluate your own case and determine whether you have...



Back Care Basics: A Doctor's Gentle Yoga Program for Back and Neck Pain Relief
Mary Pullig Schatz
0962713821
May 1992
Paperback
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Midwest Book Review
Back Care Basics: A Doctor's Gentle Yoga Program For Back And Neck Pain Relief offers a gentle and effective approach to back rehabilitation without drugs or surgery. Using the therapeutic techniques of Iyengar style yoga, Dr. Mary Schatz's program encourages both positive health practices and a positive outlook. Readers will learn simple and practical ways to heal their back, restructure their bodies, and cope with stress. Readers will become more sensitive to early warning signs of an impending "back attack" and learn what to do to ward it off. Readers will learn how their daily activities may be hurting their back and how to modify them to prevent pain and injury. Back Care Basics is "must" reading for anyone with chronic back pain, and an invaluable (and popular) addition to any community...


Backache: What Exercises Work
Dava Sobel
0312142811
January 1996
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
It is estimated that 80 million Americans endure periodic bouts with back pain. Sobel and Klein, coauthors of Backache Relief , based this book on results of a nationwide survey of back-pain sufferers that looked at relative effectiveness of treatments. Clinical trials have confirmed the usefulness of low-back exercise programs, and among the 500 back sufferers interviewed, it was a therapeutic exercise program that offered the most help. This volume exposes the secret to remaining pain-free: learning--and sticking to--a well-designed exercise program. The authors have created a program that is neither too rigorous nor too difficult, addressing such topics as bed rest, chiropractors and muscle relaxers. They describe three types of exercises necessary to successfully combat back pain: (aerobic, to increase...


7 Steps to a Pain-Free Life : How to Rapidly Relieve Back and Neck Pain
Robin McKenzie, Craig Kubey
0452282772
October 1, 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
What causes chronic, debilitating back pain, one of the most common--and expensive to treat--ailments in the world? According to Robin McKenzie, a New Zealand physiotherapist for over 40 years and author of the wildly popular self-help manuals Treat Your Own Back and Treat Your Own Neck, distortion of the spinal disks--either from bad posture or injury--is the cause of the pain. The magic cure is the McKenzie Method--seven very specific exercises that allow the spine to return to its natural position. But forget the doctors--McKenzie asserts that the management of your back pain is your responsibility. Practice his seven unique exercises (the book includes seven each for the back and neck) consistently and at regular intervals and just about anyone can cure his or her own back or neck pain without the help of ...


Reflexology for Back Pain
Ann Gillanders
0764131966
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Back pain afflicts most men and women at some point in their lives, and serious back problems result in lost work days, as well as hospital treatments that might have been avoided if early precautions had been taken. An increasingly popular therapy for avoiding back pain—and for alleviating back pain when it strikes—is reflexology. A therapy first used in ancient Egypt, reflexology focuses on reflexes in the feet as they relate to every other part of the body. Stimulating the correct point on the foot can alleviate back pain, relax the entire body, and improve nerve and blood supply. Ann Gillanders describes separate reflexology therapy methods for treating pain in the neck, the upper back, the shoulders, the lower back, and the knees. She also recommends exercise techniques for relieving pain caused by a...


Perfect I'm Not: Boomer on Beer, Brawls, Backaches, and Baseball
David Wells
0060508248
March 2003
Hardcover
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Book Review
Perfect I'm Not is, indeed, not a perfect book, but as in baseball, literary imperfection can make for a thrilling ride. Part Horatio Alger, part libertine, Wells peppers the narrative of his rise from poverty in Ocean Beach, California to baseball fame and fortune with numerous prurient tales from behind the locker room door. He is frank about the use of steroids among his fellow players and he's not afraid to burn major bridges (one must assume they were already on fire) in his ferocious attacks on such baseball luminaries as veteran general manager Pat Gillick. And the story behind his woozy perfect game is legend. All this is entertaining stuff and worth the price of admission.

The book, however, falls too often into a pattern of explication and justification for Wells’s "entertaining" run-ins with the law,...



The Pain Relief Breakthrough: The Power of Magnets to Relieve Backaches, Arthritis, Menstrual Cramps, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & More
Julian Whitaker
0316601934
April 1998
Hardcover
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Book Review
In general it's hard to trust books that focus on a single nutritional supplement or alternative-medicine therapy; the words breakthrough or miracle in a title are almost red flags saying, "Warning! No objectivity here!" There's no objectivity in The Pain Relief Breakthrough either, but for those interested in magnet therapy--the use of magnets to relieve localized pain--it doesn't matter. This is one of those therapies that have been practiced for centuries and defy any logical or medically sound explanation for how or why they work yet manage to make an impression on many of those who try them. Long rosters of professional athletes swear by magnet therapy. Julian Whitaker acknowledges that it is nearly impossible to prove that magnets work to relieve pain; he just earnestly...


The Posture Prescription
Arthur H. White
0609806319
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
If you suffer from mild to chronic back or joint pain and want a drug-free way to cure and prevent it -- and build strength, endurance, and overall fitness at the same time -- there's finally a solution: It's The Posture Prescription. With his incredible, lifestyle-changing program, pioneering back surgeon Dr. Arthur White shows readers ten basic motions that can be incorporated into everyday activities, like getting into a car, talking on the phone, or reading a newspaper. The movements are simple: they include standing properly, squatting, bending from the hip, and lunging. Learn to perform each movement correctly and use them in your daily activities to:

Strengthen muscles and relieve joints
Make stagnant time active
Promote a healthy back

With no need for special equipment or workout gear...


Backache Survival: The Holistic Medical Treatment Program for Chronic Low Back Pain
Robert Ivker
1585422363
June 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
The wait is over for the millions of sufferers of chronic back pain. Dr. Ivker and Dr. Nelson have compiled the first comprehensive guide to the variety of backache treatments available today that can be tailored to the individual's specific ailment.

A must for anyone who suffers from chronic low back pain, Backache Survival features:

* The backache Quick-Fix section. This fast start program allows the reader to begin the most important aspects of the program without having to read the whole book.
* A comprehensive look at the variables and causes of chronic back pain.
* A Wellness Assessment Questionnaire that helps in-dividuals to determine the nature of their disability.
* An extensive list of resources for sufferers of back pain.
* Specific, integrated instructions for a...


Mind Over Back Pain
John Sarno
0425175235
November 1, 1999
Paperback
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Backache: Putting It behind You
Mark R. Foster
1582441545
October 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
What is a patient to do? An incredible eighty percent of the U.S. population suffers from back pain at some point in their lives. And while there are a plethora of treatments, medications and holistic remedies out there, sometimes there is still no relief to be found. People are then referred to a surgeon as a last resort. However, many conditions that cause severe back pain cannot be effectively treated surgically. Once the patient has received that disheartening news, there is seldom an opportunity for follow-up counseling or further discussion of other therapeutic options between patient and surgeon. What is a surgeon to do? Dr. Mark Foster, an experienced spine surgeon, addresses this dilemma in an informative and up-to-date guide to better back health. In a positive text that will be invaluable to physicians,...


Back Pain Remedies for Dummies
Michael S. Sinel
0764551329
Jan 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Back pain is such a common condition that many doctors and researchers consider the complaint a normal part of life, similar to having an occasional cold or flu. If you are a back pain sufferer, you are not alone: Back pain affects more than 80 percent of the population at some time during their lifetime. Back pain is second only to the common cold as a reason for visits to the doctor and it is second only to childbirth as a reason for hospitalization. Approximately 50 percent of the working population reports back problems every year. The total medical cost of back pain exceeds 20 billion dollars a year in the United States.

Back Pain Remedies For Dummies takes a holistic approach to back pain prevention and treatment. Exploring the therapeutic options – from...



All You Need to Know about Back Pain
Mary Anne Dunkin
0912423315
Jan 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Explains the possible causes of your back pain, from injury to illnesses, shows ways to adapt your movements, explains drug or surgical options, and guides the reader in creating a full, active life.

Book Info
Consumer-oriented text educates the general public management of back pain, stiffness, and other symptoms of back problems. Includes drugs, surgery, and alternative therapies that can treat pain , and innovative new treatments to help fight pain. Contains halftone illustrations and color plates. Softcover.


Beyond Backache: A Personal Guide to Back and Neck Pain Relief
Michael M. Livingston
0872122123
December 1988
Hardcover
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Low Back Disorders
Stuart, Ph.D. McGill
0736042415
August 15, 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
...provides the foundation for building the best prevention and rehabilitation programs...research results quantify forces that specific movements and exercises impose on the low back

Book Info
Univ. of Waterloo, Canada. Provides scientific evidence to optimize injury prevention and rehabilitation efforts. Designed to assist workers in preventing or rehabilitating low back troubles. Chapters contain information on how the spine works, injury mechanisms involving individual tissues, and full lumbar mechanisms. DNLM: Back Injuries--prevention & control.

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The Sciatica Relief Handbook
Chet Cunningham
1887053093
June 1997
Paperback
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LR - Torrance, CA
"With so much important information, I had no idea there were so many ways that I could help myself."

ED - Staten Island, NY
"The book is terrific. The facts, the exercises, alternative methods of treatment- all are so valuable. Thanks for the book."

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