The Back Book Paperback – 1 Apr 2006
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Back pain is a common cause of complaint among the young and old. The Back Book is concerned with this ailment, how to understand it and how to relieve suffering. Compiled by an award-winning osteopath and an international Scottish rugby star, the book is a guide for all sufferers of back pain, whether a mild ache or constant, acute discomfort and it provides helpful advice on how to confront pain and live life to the full. The book combines answers to frequently asked questions with a diagnosis of different types of pain. Routledge addresses issues such as how to exercise, how pain is caused and who to ask for medical advice, as well as including a medical diagnosis of different types of injuries and diagrams of the body which pinpoint how muscles, nerves or disks may have been injured. In addition to this, there are many photographs of Gavin Hastings demonstrating Routledge's advice. Hastings, who has endured many bouts of back pain during his career, shows readers how to relax, walk, lie and bend, as well as a variety of exercises intended to relieve pain. By outlining practical advice on back pain, Routledge and Hastings hope that their readers will take steps towards improving their health, reducing the amount of back injuries and subsequent suffering and avoiding unnecessary back pain. --Alison Taylor --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Back Cover
A PROVEN METHOD FOR BEATING LOW BACK PAIN FOREVER
Award-winning osteopath Gavin Routledge and sports celebrity Gavin Hastings, who has suffered from bouts of back pain throughout his career, here join forces to help sufferers of low back pain get better and live life to the full.
The key to Routledge’sapproach lies in:
UNDERSTANDING: demystifying the anatomy of your back and its condition so that you can prevent the smae problem occurring again
MOTIVATION: if you give up you’ll stiffen up! Usong techniques employed by successful sports and business people you will find real commitmnet to follow your recovery programme.
RELAXATION: comfortable body positions and the importance of balancing gentle exercise with adequate rest.
GENTLE EXERCISE: a carefully devised regime of gradual movement with step-by-step photographs.
POSTURE AND MOVEMENT:including how to sit, stand, lie dow, bend, lift, carry, drive or cycle
And all your questions are answered in this easy-to-follow manual including:
• Where should I go for help?
• What tests, investigation or surgery might be useful?
• What drug or other options for pain relief might be useful?
• What sports are safe to play and what movements should I avoid?
• How can I avoid back problems in pregnancy?
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Top Customer Reviews
I found the book reassuring when my back was bad. Helpful in knowing what I should and should not do. Informative with diagrams to explain how the back was structured and in what ways it can be damaged. Useful in telling me what I should do in future to reduce or prevent further episodes.
I can't say whather following this programme would work as it is too soon to say - but so far things are OK
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