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The Arthritis Foundation's Guide to Pain Management : Natural and Medical Therapies

0912423390


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Book Description
Pain suffers will discover the newest, most effective treatments for chronic pain caused by arthritis, fibromyalgia, back problems and more. Everything from the latest drugs and medical devices to natural, noninvasive therapies are included in this guide from the most trusted authority in arthritis research.


Pain Free: A Revolutionary Method for Stopping Chronic Pain
Pete Egoscue
0553379887
February 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
Pete Egoscue learned a lot about pain when, as a Marine officer, he was wounded in Vietnam. He segued from patient to physical therapist, and now runs a famous clinic in San Diego, where he claims he's helped 95 percent of his patients cure chronic pain--including Jack Nicklaus and Charles Barkley, whose athletic careers he helped prolong. At the heart of his program are stretches and motion exercises to restore proper function to muscles and joints. His methods are often surprising and counterintuitive. For example, for foot pain, he suggests a series of hip exercises. In fact, this is one of the most startling books you'll read about the human organism. Egoscue has strong opinions about how modern life is changing the way our bodies function, reducing the tasks we must perform and thus reducing the functional...


Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness
Jon Kabat-Zinn
0385303122
June 1, 1990
Paperback
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Book Review
Kabat-Zinn, founder of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, is perhaps the best-known proponent of using meditation to help patients deal with illness. (The somewhat confusing title is from a line in Zorba the Greek in which the title character refers to the ups and downs of family life as "the full catastrophe.") But this book is also a terrific introduction for anyone who has considered meditating but was afraid it would be too difficult or would include religious practices they found foreign. Kabat-Zinn focuses on "mindfulness," a concept that involves living in the moment, paying attention, and simply "being" rather than "doing." While you can practice anything "mindfully," from taking a walk to cleaning your house, Kabat-Zinn presents several meditation techniques that focus the...


Heal Your Headache: The 1-2-3 Program for Taking Charge of Your Pain
David Buchholz
0761125663
August 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Although headaches are natural, they are not necessary, argues David Buchholz, a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. In his Heal Your Headache: The 1-2-3 Program for Taking Charge of Your Headaches, Buchholz counsels severe headache sufferers to avoid quick fix painkillers, which can cause rebound headaches. For a more holistic approach, minimize triggers like caffeine, perfumes, certain foods and stress and, for hardcore cases, use preventative medications such as tricyclic antidepressants, calcium channel blockers and others. Buchholz also discusses common misdiagnoses of migraine symptoms and challenges the myth of tension and sinus headaches (these are usually migraines, he argues).Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Ronald J. Tusa, M.D., Ph.D.,...


Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection
John E. Sarno
0446392308
January 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...


Mindbody Prescription: Healing the Body, Healing the Pain
John E. Sarno
0446675156
January 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
Dr. John Sarno caused quite a ruckus back in 1990 when he suggested that back pain is all in the head. In his bestselling book, Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection, he claimed that backaches, slipped discs, headaches, and other chronic pains are due to suppressed anger, and that once the cause of the anger is addressed, the pain will vanish. Relieved Book Review readers call this book "liberating" and say "it sounds too good to be true, but it is true." Sarno has returned with The Mindbody Prescription, in which he explains how emotions including guilt, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem can stimulate the brain to manufacture physical symptoms including fibromyalgia, repetitive strain injuries, migraine headaches, hay fever, colitis, ulcers, and even acne. If these psychosomatic problems all...


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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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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Multifidus Back Pain Solution
Jim Johnson
1572242787
January 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
(New Harbinger Publications) Emory Univ. Hospital, Atlanta, GA. Consumer text, based on results from the newest scientifically proven research, offers back-pain sufferers real relief and simple exercises targeting the exact muscles newly identified to be the source of most back pain. Softcover.

Book Info
(New Harbinger Publications) Emory Univ. Hospital, Atlanta, GA. Consumer text, based on results from the newest scientifically proven research, offers back-pain sufferers real relief and simple exercises targeting the exact muscles newly identified to be the source of most back pain. Softcover.

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Seven Steps to a Pain Free Life: How to Rapidly Relieve Back and Neck Pain
Robin A. McKenzie
0452282772
October 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 ...


Mind over Back Pain: A Radically New Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Back Pain
John E. Sarno
0425175235
November 1999
Paperback
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The Miracle Ball Method: Relieve Your Pain, Reshape Your Body, Reduce Your Stress
Elaine Petrone
0761128689
December 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...


The Divided Mind : The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders
John E. Sarno
0060851783
April 1, 2006
Hardcover
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Mehmet Oz, M.D., co-author of You: The Owner's Manual
"Dr. Sarno brilliantly explores the chasm between the conscious and unconscious minds where psychosomatic ailments originate."

– Howard Stern
"I beg anyone seeking a solution to pain to study the amazing and revolutionary approach outlined here."

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The Pain-Free Program
Anthony Carey
0471687200
Sept 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
"Anthony Carey hits the bull's-eye! Striving for a pain-free lifestyle is a goal we all want to achieve, and this book is a powerful tool to help you attain it." —Bradford Stiles, M.D., Medical Director of California Sports & Industrial Medical Center

"Anthony Carey's unique approach to promote the proper function of the whole body in order to support and heal the problematic area delivered the results that made me a lifetime believer. I continue to utilize Anthony's techniques to train and heal my body every day. I only wish I would have found his program earlier in my career." —Erik Kramer, former NFL Quarterback

An innovative, therapeutic exercise program to stop the pain for good

If you're one of the millions who suffer from chronic back, neck, shoulder, and joint pain, all...



When Your Body Aches
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
0802777201
Mar 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Developed by four orthopaedic surgeons on behalf of their peers, When Your Body Aches presents solutions to the 100 most common sources of pain in muscles, bones, tendons, and joints. If you work out, play sports, are the parent of a child with "growing pains," or are experiencing the effects of an aging body, this book is one-stop shopping for guidance regarding injuries and illnesses, from sprains, bruises, and breaks to arthritis and osteoporosis.

The clear organization by parts of the body allows you to look up specific injuries or sources of pain and find out quickly:
- what the injury or condition is
- its signs and symptoms
- what you can do for yourself
- when you need to see a doctor
- standard treatments and how to avoid re-injury
- rehabilitation exercises and...


Back Care Basics: A Doctor's Gentle Yoga Program for Back and Neck Pain Relief
Mary Pullig Schatz
0962713821
January 1992
Textbook 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...


Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Pain
Donna Finando
1594770549
Aug 2005
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Review
Mark D. Seem, Ph.D., L.Ac., President, Tri-State College of Acupuncture, author of Bodymind Energetics, A New American Acupuncture, and Acupuncture Physical Medicine
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"Knowing how to touch the human body when it is in distress is the skill that links bodyworkers with physical--and oriental--medicine practitioners.  Nowhere is this knowledge more developed than in the seminal work on trigger-point release of Drs. Janet Travell and David Simons.  Their magnum opus now becomes eminently accessible in this clinically pragmatic manual. Informed Touch belongs in the office of every professional practicing a physical medicine of any kind."

Roberta F. Shapiro, D.O., Albert Einstein College of Medicine
: "Never before have the disciplines of...



Trigger Point Therapy Workbook 2d
Clair Davies
1572243759
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
The first edition of this workbook is regarded as a classic in its field, and was the first book to introduce trigger point therapy to the general public as a self-care tool for alleviating chronic pain caused by a variety of conditions, including arthritis, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, headache, muscle ache, and repetitive strain injuries. As the author makes clear, all such conditions are related to lack of oxygen in exhausted or injured muscle tissue. Trigger point therapy has been used for decades by doctors, pain specialists, and massage therapists to quickly stimulate the flow of oxygen and promote rapid pain reduction. This book makes the same techniques available to the general public with instructions that are easy to follow, and abetted by an extensive collection of charts and corresponding...

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