Just about everyone I know has had back pain. Statistics state that 85% of us in America will have back pain at some point in our lives.
Have you ever experienced back pain?
Confused about what to do about your pain or the treatments that are prescribed by your doctor?
Is your doctor leaning toward surgery?
Are you suffering from carpal tunnel? It could be related to your back.
Read this book before committing to surgery. Read this book if you’ve tried everything and are not finding a solution. This is a great self help resource that will provide you with tips on understanding your own back and where your back pain is coming from.
The book opens with the authors pique at our medical establishment busy with treating symptoms and not looking for the underlying causes. But once you get past the rant he breaks down back pain into 3 areas to examine: structural problems, chemical actions, and emotional stress. And within each of these areas asks questions to get you to examine your own body and lifestyle to give you clues to self discovery.
I love the story in chapter 4 where the author tells of the man who had lower back pain with no relief for 3 ½ years. Finally to discover his legs were two different lengths. Correction in his shoes led to no more back pain.
The author provides these things and more:
- Your Personal Back Health Assessments to self analyze where your back pain may be coming from.
- Tips on how to buy a good mattress for your back.
- What a good chiropractor should be doing on your visit.
- Provides a diet to help eliminate back pain.
- Provides easy exercises with illustrations for getting your core in balance.
This is a very easy to understand book that will help you self-diagnose your back pain and provide you with ideas on how to help yourself or how to find good medical care. I loved it and will keep this on the shelf for years as a reference tool to pull out any time I am buying a mattress or shopping for a new pillow, or experiencing back pain. Before even finishing the book I had rolled up a towel and was lying over it to stretch out my back.
My family won’t be pleased when I make them all take the flexibility test, but knowledge is power and this book is great.
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