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Treat Your Own Back Paperback – 1 Jul 1997

4.7 out of 5 stars 86 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 82 pages
  • Publisher: Spinal Publications New Zealand Ltd (July 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0959804927
  • ISBN-13: 978-0959804928
  • Product Dimensions: 23.8 x 16.4 x 0.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 47,339 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This easy-to-follow patient handbook which has sold over 3 million copies and has been translated into 15 different languages provides the reader with an active self-treatment plan to resolve and manage back pain. Now in its 5th edition, Treat Your Own Back has probably helped more people achieve freedom from back pain than any other publication. Several scientific studies show that after reading and complying with information provided in Treat Your Own Back, patients experienced great pain reduction, reduced rates of recurrence of painful episodes and were able to prevent the onset of back pain. The programme of care described in Treat Your Own Back provides all the recommended low back pain treatment protocols as suggested in current international guidelines. Treat Your Own Back & Treat Your Own Neck have just been awarded Gold Bestseller status in the Premier New Zealand Bestsellers Awards, accredited by Booksellers New Zealand. Treat Your Own Back ranks 17th bestselling book in NZI


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You will think that I have been paid to write this but I have not. I suffered for several months from severe lower back pain and sciatica in both legs. After being told by medical profession nothing could be done except painkillers I had treatment by osteopath and accupuncture which made no difference.
The book arrived yesterday and after doing the exercises last evening and more important changing my way of sitting whilst watching TV or at the Computer I find this morning the pain has almost gone already.
I thorougly recommend this book to people with low back pain and sciatica. Incidently I am 72 and my email address is peter@peterhay.plus.com if you want to ask me any questions please do. I hope that the Author gets to read this.
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By CJ on 26 July 2005
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In 97 I had severe lower back pain and sciatica, due to a prolapsed disc at L5. The exercises in this book alongside 4 visits to Physio for traction fixed the problem. I stuck with the exercises and eventually became pain free. Now I use them to manage the symptoms when they start up and keep any pain at bay. I have been successfully running and cycling ever since (not all the time) to a good club standard.
Can't recommend it enough...Hope you enjoy being pain free as I have and save yourself some cash too.
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I've suffered from lower back pain on and off for many years. I tend to have a very bad attack every 9-12 months, although it has recently become more frequent. Pain normally lasts for 4 or 5 days, then I get on with my life unil the next occurence.
I've seen my doctor about 10 times, had an MRI scan and also some physiotherapy.

I had an attack about 3 weeks ago. 6 days later I felt not too bad, so stupidly I played golf even though I knew I shouldn't. Sure enough on the 4th hole my back went again, leaving me on the floor screaming like a baby ! The book arrived yesterday but before I had a chance to open it I had another attack. I fell to the floor in lots of pain. Eventually I got myself onto the settee and started to read the book. The symptoms that he describes fit my profile exactly. After a couple of hours I tried exercises 1, 2 and 3. I was amazed to find that my back immediately felt a bit better. It's now nearly 24 hours since my attack and I've done these exercises 5 or 6 times. I'm walking around like I'm perfectly OK, and I feel a fraud because I'm off sick from work ! I know my back isn't fixed yet, but I have very little pain.

Having been resigned to suffering excrutiating pain on and off for the rest of my life, I now have hope that if I follow the advice and exercises in this book I can eliminate my pain, or at least manage it. I've never written a review for anything before, and I'm not prone to making wild claims. All I'm saying is that I know how I would be feeling today if I hadn't got this book, and I know how I am feeling and the difference is incredible. I'm just about to cancel the chiropracter visit that I have booked for tomorrow.

If you suffer from lower back pain I urge you to try this book. I ordered it in desperation, and I know it's early days for me, but the way I feel at the moment it's the best money I've ever spent.
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By A Customer on 7 Nov. 2000
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I read this book about 2 and a half years ago and that is about how long it had been since i have been to an osteopath. If you follow the treatments laid down in this religiously you will be able to cure your own back - but only if you stick to the treatment. I do fitness and a lot of exercise and now I know that when my back gets stiff i have a sure fire way of curing it . BUY THIS BOOK - IT WORKS.
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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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