Treat Your Own Back Paperback – 1 Jul 1997
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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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Top Customer Reviews
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to ask me any questions please do. I hope that the Author gets to read this.
Can't recommend it enough...Hope you enjoy being pain free as I have and save yourself some cash too.
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.
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
The most useless book I have ever read, I ended up going to 4 specialists as a result and was doing flip flops on the floor as instructed.. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mr. S. Morgan
Kept me going through years of back problems whilst nursing.
Self help exercises in the first instance.
Have recommended this book to many colleagues.
Very helpful and informative book for anyone with back pain.Published 5 months ago by MRS JILL LUEDICKE