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Treat Your Own Neck [Paperback]

Robin McKenzie
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

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Dec 1983
McKenzie's widely-applied patient handbook for common neck pain will help you learn to relieve your neck problems and prevent recurrence of symptons in the future. Treat Your Own Neck is a handbook that offers a step-by step system of eductaion, awareness, exercise and prevention.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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  • Paperback: 63 pages
  • Publisher: Spinal Publications New Zealand Ltd; 3rd Revised edition edition (Dec 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0473002094
  • ISBN-13: 978-0473002091
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 22.2 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 192,542 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Robin McKenzie was born in Aukland, New Zealand, in 1931. he graduated from the NZ School of Physiotherapy in 1952 and since commencing private practice in Wellington, New Zealand, in 1953, he has specialised in the treatment of spinal disorders. During the 1960's, Robin McKenzie developed his own examination and treatment methods, and is now recoginised internationally as an authority on the diagnosis and treatment of low back pain. The McKenzie Method of mechanical diagnosis and therapy is now taught and practised worldwide and has evolved to not only relate to spinal disorders but also the treatment of disorders of the extremeties (e.g. shoulders, hips and knees). --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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96 of 96 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic - Sorted me out anyway! 6 Sep 2000
Format:Paperback
I use computers all day everyday, I have had problems with my shoulder (traps muscle) for a number of years and I have tried Osteopathy (which I rate VERY highly) and physio - but no joy with my problem. Some friends had bought Treat Your Own Back and said it was great, so I bought Treat Your Own Neck and 3 weeks later pain is almost non-existent, I've still got to sort out my posture though!
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48 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yep, it works. 25 July 2006
By Sydney
Format:Paperback
I waited about three months before reviewing this book, because I wanted to give the excercises time to pass or fail. Result: clear pass.

From an old injury and long hours of computing and poor posture, I've spent YEARS enduring neck pain that went from chronic and bearable, to unpredicatable bouts of incapacitating. I've done the chirporactic thing on and off and the problem always recurred. I was ready to try pretty much anything when I ordered this book.

There's nothing instantaneous or mystical here, but three months later and there's a very clear reduction in the frequency and intensity of the chronic pain, and my neck hasn't 'gone out' in the whole time, despite things like 10-hour flights and 70-hour weeks.

The excercizes are logical, simple, and not time-consuming. You could probably get them all onto a couple of sheets of paper but you might as well just buy the book (I got the version with both the back and neck excercises, just in case...). Here's hoping another several months of this kind of progress and I need never deal with this 'pain in the neck' again!
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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a relief! 8 May 2005
Format:Paperback
I've worked at a desk most of my career and have suffered with an intermittent pain in my shoulder blade for the last two years. I bought this book on a recommendation from my GP and four weeks later I am almost pain free and I now know that I can control it. The book makes perfect sense and the exercises take only a couple of minutes a day. Well worth it.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! Just wish I'd read it sooner. 17 Jan 2008
Format:Paperback
I hurt my neck two and a half years ago and it got a bit better over time, but didn't heal. A friend recommended this book and I bought it but didn't read it until this Christmas, preferring to put up with the pain, headaches, nausea etc. Then over Christmas I finally read it and started doing the exercises, as the pain and headaches were getting worse. AS SOON AS I did the first exercises things started to feel better, and over the next few days, as I kept them up, I've gained more mobility in my head and neck and the pain has almost totally gone. I feel like a new woman!
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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Neck Book 5 Mar 2005
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I have used the neck excercises in this book and I must say they have had a great positive long term effect on my neck. The exercises take minutes each day. I was recommended this book by a physio 2 years ago and have not had to see another physio since. Also, you can read the whole thing in about 1 hour so you really can not go wrong with it.
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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 6 Nov 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I have had neck problems for some time and visited an excellent physiotherapist who provided me with a copy of this book. I was sceptical but having read it, I found it was an essential companion to a good physio - hence I have purchased my own copy.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 17 May 2009
Format:Paperback
Had been suffering with a bad neck for a few weeks and my doctor recommended this book .Following the exercises really helped and my neck pain has now gone.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Me too :-) 12 Feb 2007
Format:Paperback
I agree with all the other reviews.

I am now retired and worked at a desk all my life, bad posture not enough exercise. Spent a fortune at the Chiropractor, where I would endure the pain [of the treatment] and get relief for a few weeks - than back to the excrutiating neck pain.

Eventually went to a Sports Physiotherapist who was slightly to the right of Attila the Hun - "you have bad posture - SIT UP STRAIGHT" normal greeting. Anyway, she lent me this book.

Bad move. The exercises worked, I bought my own copy and never went back to her! [She's a lovely lady, really - as she sorted me out.

If you have neck pain. Get the book. Do the exercises how and when instructed; [sometimes every two hours] and the pain will go, well mine did :-)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Cervical problems
I found it very helpful, but ALL the exercises revlevant to each problem must be followed - perhaps forever !
Published 15 days ago by G. Ironside
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to follow
Bought on recommendation of GP. Until I started Physio this gave me some relief. Worth the money if you don't wish to rely on painkillers. Still having Physio though!
Published 19 days ago by motorcyclingparrot
5.0 out of 5 stars Explains how you can treat yourself!
This book is good at explaining stretches and exercises that will make your neck stronger and to get it back to health. Good for new neck injuries. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Robin Woodward
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
I am so pleased to have tried this book. It may not suit or solve the problem for everybody but I have seen encouraging results already. Easy to follow and well illustrated. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Marie Le Nepveu
4.0 out of 5 stars Self help
Good guide to treating neck problems at home,self explanatory,recommend to buyers who are having treatment as they can follow the illustrations and do the easy exercises at their... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I would recommend this to anyone who has a problem with their neck good read. I have the book about backs as well.
Published 1 month ago by Fizzpen
5.0 out of 5 stars Pain in the neck? Fix that bulge!
Great concise information. Decided to follow exactly and got good results. They do state that if the problem is there a good while results may take longer, and I think this should... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Seamus McNally
5.0 out of 5 stars It works!
The method and exercises in this book really work. I first read it many years ago and cured my severe neck pain brought on by incorrect posture and long hours at the keyboard. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mrs. M. Thomson
5.0 out of 5 stars Treat your own neck
As a back sufferer I now do regular preventative exercises and as I sit in front of a computer daily the exercises that I am doing for my neck are proving very effective.
Published 2 months ago by Allen
5.0 out of 5 stars Good clear instructions
This is not a massive book but it gives nice clear instructions and it has simple photos showing the correct exercises to do to reduce neck pain and it's working for me so far. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Bluebuck
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