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Treat Your Own Back Paperback – 1 Dec 1983

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Product details

  • Paperback: 39 pages
  • Publisher: Orthopedic Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Produ; 7th edition (Dec. 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0473000652
  • ISBN-13: 978-0473000653
  • Package Dimensions: 23.6 x 17 x 0.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (455 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,373,175 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Synopsis

A handbook on the self-treatment of back pain and a reference book for the healthcare professional. Ideal for patients wishing to learn techniques for relieving their back pain.

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I don't normally do reviews unless I have something bad to say and want to warn others about it, however, the information in this book could potentially change millions of people's lives if followed and I'm very keen to spread the word as much as I can.
I was having physiotherapy when I bought this book and as I began reading it, I realised the exercises it gets you to do are the same as my physio had asked me to do. When speaking with my physiotherapist about this he replied, yes, I'm McKenzie trained. It was at that moment I realised this Robin McKenzie guy is a very big deal if he has his own qualifications named after him. This led me to read more about Robin McKenzie, watched some on-line videos of him etc. As far as I'm concerned, he's a legend.
I've spent over £1000 on treatments over the years but if I had bought this book, I wouldn't have had to.
If you suffer from lower back pain, before you do anything else, buy this book and read all of it! It's a short book and if you take notice of it, it will put everything into perspective, cause, treatment and prevention. It's brilliant! I was in chronic pain but one of the exercises in the book removes the pain within minutes - not permanently I might add, it simply relieves the pain for between 20 to 60 minutes and then you can just do the exercise again (I was doing it in the disabled toilet in my office such was the pain I was in)! Day by day, the time between pain relief and the pain returning, lengthens as you heal. Buy this book, it's inexpensive and will be the best money you've ever spent!
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I have never suffered with back pain, and then apparently out of the blue I developed what you may call a twinge in my back. Next day I could feel something at the bottom of my back. The day after I could feel real discomfort. By the fourth day I was suffering and it was taking me twenty minutes to get out of bed and into a standing position. I was screaming. I could not even shuffle my bottom around in bed. This went on for two days and in the end I went to the doctor, who prescribed strong anti inflammatories and pain killers. They had no effect.

Then by accident while bemoaning my fate I told a friend who was a medical secretary.
She said that her consultant recommended a book called “Treat your own back”.

Off I went onto Amazon and found an old edition for 1p, yes one penny + postage. What arrived was a new copy of a very old addition. It is about 75 sides long. I read it from cover to cover and boy did I learn a lot about common lower back pain. My problem was probably caused by slouching as I do a lot of reading.

The explanations given are just brilliant. One section contains lists of conditions. For example: If you experience conditions A,B and C etc do not do the exercises in the book and consult your doctor. If you experience conditions X,Y and Z etc the exercises are most likely to help. I fell into the second category so I did the first four exercises about four times a day.

In two days I could walk around normally but I could still feel my back, two days later I could go for walks but could still feel something. Three days later I was out walking on the hills in the lakes and would say I was totally back to normal.

If you suffer from lower back pain I would recommend that you purchase this book, and having read it make your own decisions.
I also bought a “Lumber roll” which I use in the car as this helps to improve your posture and reduce slouching.
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Not good for every back complaint - check with practitioner before buying. Expensive book which turned out to be detrimental to my condition
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I had a niggling lower back pain and the doctor recommended this book. Its amazing did the exercises for a week and it cured the pain. Exercise works on working the joints in the opposite direction. Very good a life saver.
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I had a sever lumbar sprain thirty years ago. This book was recommended to me, and I have tried to follow the helpful principles ever since, to good effect. The author teaches the importance of good posture, with helpful illustrations and diagrams, and gives three basic exercises for when you get a problem. Good stuff.
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A must if you suffer from a bad back. the best book you will ever buy
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Excellent advice. Clear diagrams to follow. Bought a second hand, arrived fairly quickly, good condition
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Arrived promptly and as described. Branded book competitively priced
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