- 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)
Treat Your Own Back Paperback – 1 Dec 1983
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
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!
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
well written and easy to understand. Exercises easy to follow and do help to reduce pain and help movement.Published 24 days ago by Albert R
This is a good book and helped but seems very basic, it needs to be combined with regular exercise and stretching for real benefit. Read morePublished 27 days ago by R. frampton
Had a lower back problem for over a week. Getting up in the morning has been a nightmare with me barely being able to put my feet on the floor without terrible pain on the lower... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mr IS Brown