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Treat Your Own Neck Paperback – 1 Dec 1983

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  • Paperback: 63 pages
  • Publisher: Spinal Publications New Zealand Ltd; 3rd Revised edition edition (1 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: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (155 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 286,543 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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4.6 out of 5 stars

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108 of 108 people found the following review helpful By R. Phelps on 6 Sept. 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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59 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Sydney on 25 July 2006
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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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51 of 52 people found the following review helpful By "mcdougall1" on 8 May 2005
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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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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 5 Mar. 2005
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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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44 of 46 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 6 Nov. 1999
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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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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. S. E. Le Gresley on 17 May 2009
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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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. D. Sullivan-lozano on 21 Mar. 2011
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I read the reviews of this book and thought "how can it be this good"? But it is! Surprisingly there are not a lot of exercises in the book, and much of the first 2 thirds is information on the neck and spine, how posture causes pain, and so on. I had read much of this info before, and am very familiar with it anyway as a massage therapist, so was initially disappointed. But where this book stands out is in the knowledge which is then applied but the author. The exercises he gives are so good that they started to relieve my symptoms within a day. And these are symptoms I've had for years, and seen Osteopaths and Chiropractors etc. many, many times. I always believe in taking care of your self as the best and most effective long term treatment for any condition, and part of my treatment plan with clients is to recommend stretches and exercise for them so that they can maintain progress and keep themselves fit and mobile. And that is where this book fills in so many missing bits in my experience. So I will be using it and the exercises to not only improve my own posture and tension, but to pass on that experience to my clients. Great book, use it and you won't be disappointed : )
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By OrenetaCuablanca on 22 Jan. 2011
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I had back and neck pain for over 8 months. I did accupuncture, deep tissue massage, swimming, MRIs, etc. and I was just getting worse and worse. I bought this book after reading the reviews. My pain just left me after 3 days!! When reading it I just felt like someone was finally understanding me, my pain, where it was, how it was, etc. The book recomends very few and easy exercises. I only do 2 of them. The first day I felt relieved and did not need any pain killers. The second day I was really good and mobile for the first time in 8 months. And the third day it was just magic! I keep doing the execises every day for 2-3 minutes, they don't take very long and you can do them almost anywhere.
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