One of the best publications for back pain. I bought this book a few years ago, having suffered with my back for years. I just don't understand why the medical profession are not forced to read this book, as I think they could learn a lot about backs themselves! It all makes complete sense and saved me from thinking it was all in my head and that I was going mad. Unfortunately, physiotherapists within the NHS in England, do not give you this treatment (at least in the area in which I live). They refuse to take this onboard, despite years of me explaining this works for me and exercise alone does not. I really recommend this book, especially if a scan has shown no slipped discs and extension of the lumbar area worsens symptoms. A (quality of) life saver.