- Paperback: 132 pages
- Publisher: New Harbinger; Remastered ed. edition (26 April 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1572242787
- ISBN-13: 978-1572242784
- Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 14.6 x 22.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
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Multifidus Back Pain Solution: Simple Exercises That Target the Muscles That Count Paperback – 26 Apr 2002
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New research suggests that back pain goes hand-in-hand with a dysfunctional multifidus muscle- which is critical to stabilizing the spine and its individual vertebrae. This book presents exercises to strengthen the multifidus group. Simple explanations and black-and-white drawings throughout show readers how to work with these muscles.
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About the Author
Jim Johnson, P.T. is a physical therapist who has spent over nineteen years treating both inpatients and outpatients with a wide range of pain and mobility problems. He has written many books based completely on published research and controlled trials including The Sixty-Second Motivator, Treat Your Own Rotator Cuff, The 5-Minute Plantar Fasciitis Solution, Finding Happiness in a Frustrating World, Exercise Beats Depression, Treat Your Own Tennis Elbow, Treat Your Own Spinal Stenosis and Treat Your Own Knee Arthritis. His books have been translated into other languages and thousands of copies have been sold worldwide. Besides working full-time as a clinician in a large teaching hospital and writing books, Jim Johnson is a certified Clinical Instructor by the American Physical Therapy Association and enjoys teaching physical therapy students from all over the United States.
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Top Customer Reviews
I have suffered from lower back pain for years and have visited numerous chiropractors, all of whom helped in some way in the short term. But if I did not visit regularly (at £25-30 per session) the pain came back, it was about a monthly occurrence. Last July I went with my family on holiday to Spain and the lower back pain kicked in on the second day, probably due to stress and the flight from Gatwick. It was so painful like a ripped muscle and virtually ruined two weeks holiday. Climbing into a canoe, for instance, with my seven year old daughter was excruciating. I felt like a pensioner just walking down the road, every step down a kerb had to be measured or it would send a shooting pain through the lower back. When I got back from Spain I decided to trawl the internet for a solution before booking more chiropractors. I came across this book. I began the excercises in August and I did not want to say anything until I had fully tested them out. I now feel (in November) confident to say I have rarely been troubled with my back since. What trouble I had was easily dealt with by the excercises and gradually even this pain receded. The back feels stronger than ever but you must follow what Jim says exactly and do the excercises initially every two days.
Pity the poor chiropractors if everyone gets to read it!!!!
It is an interestig read and gives practical advice. The exercises are easy and quick to do. And best of all they have helped my low back pain a great deal.
I really like the clear instructions and illustrations of how to do the exercises. Along with the matter of fact, practical tone I found it easy to understand what was being suggested.
I am going to give copies of this book to other members of my family!
I read the book (all of it as instructed!) before trying the few simple exercises that are recommended. There has been a definite improvement in back strength in the 3-4 months since I bought it and, more importantly, a reduction in lower back pain. I still get some pain from time to time but it is considerably less.
The key is to follow the exercise plan as laid out in the book and do it regularly. Once you have achieved the desired level of back strength you only need to do the exercises once a week for maintenance of the strength you have built up. However, as soon as you stop them you go back to square one.
I would recommend this book for people who suffer from lower back pain - even if it doesn't help the pain it will probably help you understand what the problem is without being stuck in a particular treatment method like many other books.
It's a fantastic little book, the exercises are unbelievably easy, and don't take long to do, and you don't even have to do them every day. It couldn't have been easier to help my body to repair itself. The book is well written and easy to understand. It's not a very big book, but don't let that fool you, the results are very impressive.
Buy it and try it, it could be the answer you've been searching for.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
To be honest this book could have been half the size. There is so much waffle about so & so writing such & such in some academic paper or other, honestly I'm not interested in all... Read morePublished 8 months ago by ChloetheMum
Good to have a copy of this book for myself to keep reminding me of exercisesPublished 23 months ago by njeks
This book comes down to three simple exercises after the wafflePublished on 18 April 2015 by L. HARRADINE
Great book. Clearly written with lots of practical advice. good theory behind exercises and when you do the exercise properly and frequently , they do actually help.Published on 27 Feb. 2015 by Zdenka Vlkova
I bought this after reading great reviews on Amazon and I have not regretted the purchase. It has taken me a while to work through and it has helped me to control lower back pain... Read morePublished on 30 Jan. 2015 by Paul Raymond Stanton
Very pleased with this book, clearly written. Only time will tell if it works for my husband's bulging disc problem. Read morePublished on 17 Jan. 2015 by Betty