Treat Your Own Back

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Author: Robin McKenzie

Publisher: Orthopedic Physical Therapy

ISBN: 9780987650405

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 100

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During the 1960s, McKenzie developed his own examination and treatments methods specializing in the treatment of spinal disorders. He is now recognized internationally as an authority on the diagnosis and treatment of low back pain.

Treat Your Own Back

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Author: Robin McKenzie

Publisher: Orthopedic Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Produ

ISBN: 9780958269209

Category: Backache

Page: 103

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Addresses many of the problems associated with back related pain, including headache. It outlines active patient exercise and prevention programmes for various types of back pain. It provides education and understanding to help prevent recurrence of symptoms.

Treat Your Own Shoulder

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Author: Robin McKenzie,Grant Watson,Robert Lindsay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780958269254

Category: Self-care, Health

Page: 108

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This easy-to-read patient handbook provides the reaxer with an active self-treatment plan to effectively treat and prevent the return of shoulder pain and other related pain. Wellington born Robin McKenzie is a world renowned spinal expert and is recognized internationally as an authority on the diagnosis and treatment of lower back pain and neck pain. He was voted the most influential person in orthopaedic physical therapy in the USA. His titles have been translated into almost 20 languages and have sold millions of copies all over the world.

Treat Your Own Neck

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Author: Robin McKenzie

Publisher: Orthopedic Physical Therapy

ISBN: 9780987650412

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 65

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If you have persistent neck pain, this informative step-by-step handbook will help you relieve your pain and prevent symptoms from occurring in the future. Learn the primary causes of neck pain and treatments for neck pain, plus a series of simple exercises designed to help alleviate your neck pain quickly and prevent any recurrence. Providing a comprehensive system of awareness, education and exercise prevention for common neck pain and injury, Treat Your Own Neck is your comprehensive resource for neck self-management.

7 Steps to a Pain-Free Life

How to Rapidly Relieve Back, Neck, and Shoulder Pain

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Author: Robin McKenzie,Craig Kubey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698137191

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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A fully revised and updated edition of the program that’s sold more than 5.5 million copies worldwide—plus a new chapter addressing shoulder pain Since the McKenzie Method was first developed in the 1960s, millions of people have successfully used it to free themselves from chronic back and neck pain. Now, Robin McKenzie has updated his innovative program and added a new chapter on relieving shoulder pain. In 7 Steps to a Pain-Free Life, you’ll learn: · Common causes of lower back, neck pain and shoulder pain · The vital role discs play in back and neck health · Easy exercises that alleviate pain immediately Considered the treatment of choice by health care professionals throughout the world, 7 Steps to a Pain-Free Life will help you find permanent relief from back, neck, and shoulder pain.

Heal Your Back

Your Complete Prescription for Preventing, Treating, and Eliminating Back Pain

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Author: M. D. Borenstein

Publisher: Government Institutes

ISBN: 9781590771860

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 296

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Heal Your Back is a complete program for understanding the causes of lower back pain, the ways to prevent it, and the treatments to eliminate it. The book educates readers about all aspects of back pain and shows them how to create their own personalized "prescription" for alleviating the pain and preventing further back problems. While other books recommend a specific type of treatment, Heal Your Back includes exercises and nutrition advice, and information on chiropractic therapy, acupuncture, medicines, and surgery. Dr. Borenstein's self-care program allows sufferers to control their own recovery while evaluating all the possibilities for therapy.

Treat Your Own Knees

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Author: Jim Johnson

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 1847093310

Category: Medical

Page: 144

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This is an effective, practical, easy-to-use book of exercises to strengthen knees and prevent pain and problems. Written by a physical therapist, this book uses simple, effective do-it-yourself treatments for knee pain, backed up by several drawings and illustrations that clearly show the correct way to perform the exercises. The last chapter is a "master plan" that pulls together all the concepts and exercises into a time-efficient exercise programme.

Treat Your Back Without Surgery

The Best Non-surgical Alternatives for Eliminating Back and Neck Pain

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Author: Stephen Hochschuler,Bob Reznik

Publisher: Hunter House

ISBN: 0897933729

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 210

View: 6883

Providing proven exercises and natural healing techniques, this book helps readers diagnose back problems and relieve pain noninvasively. Includes information on back surgery benefits and risks and an updated resource section. Illustrations.

The Multifidus Back Pain Solution

Simple Exercises That Target the Muscles That Count

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Author: Jim Johnson

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781572242784

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 132

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Based on breakthrough results from the newest scientifically proven research, this guide offers back-pain sufferers real relief--simple exercises that target the exact muscles that have been newly identified to be the source of most back pain. If you are one of the millions who suffer from recurring back pain, and have found that your attempts at complicated and time-consuming exercise programs and treatments have not helped, it's time to learn the simple techniques that strengthen the specific muscles that are at the root of your pain. Start living free from pain now! When physical therapist Jim Johnson reviewed the back-pain studies in peer-reviewed medical journals published over the past fifteen years, he found that the research suggested that a specific set of muscles played a key role in a great majority of back-pain incidences. The results showed that most back-pain sufferers have undeveloped multifidus (mull-tiff-i-dus) muscles. These muscles connect the spinal vertebrae together and play a subtle, but critical, role in bending and twisting motions of the back. If they are weak, inflamed, or in spasm, they can cause chronic back pain. In response to these findings, Johnson devised a simple series of exercises that focus on strengthening the multifidus muscles--and had fabulous results in reducing back pain for a variety of patients.

Treat Your Own Spinal Stenosis

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Author: Jim Johnson

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1608445623

Category: Spinal canal

Page: 108

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Spinal stenosis usually brings to mind images of bone spurs, pinched nerves, a wornout spine and pain. However few people know that scientific studies have shown up to 69% of people over the age of 55 to have spinal stenosis on an MRI exam, but no pain. Clearly radiographic pictures of one's spine do not tell the whole tale, as there are many people that are able to live pain-free with spinal stenosis. But if having a horrible looking spine on an MRI doesn't necessarily mean you'll have pain, then what does? Well, consider the study that checked out the back muscles of spinal stenosis patients with an EMG - and found that 17 out of 22 of them had abnormalities! Apparently there are other factors involved that might determine if one will have pain or not. Treat Your Own Spinal Stenosis will answer these kinds of questions and more. It will teach you what spinal stenosis is and how it got there. Then, you will learn what you can do about it by putting your spine through a series of "Tune-Ups." Based en rely on randomized controlled trials, Treat Your Own Spinal Stenosis is a simple, yet effective program that can be done in the privacy of your home with minimal cost or equipment. Exercise sheets are included to help guide you step-by-step through a sixweek program. Jim Johnson, P.T. is a physical therapist who has spent over nineteen years treating both inpatients and outpatients with a wide range of pain and mobility problems. He has written many books based completely on published research and controlled trials including The Multifidus Back Pain Solution, Treat Your Own Knees, The Sixty-Second Motivator, Treat Your Own Rotator Cuff, The 5-Minute Plantar Fasciitis Solution, Finding Happiness in a Frustrating World, Exercise Beats Depression and Treat Your Own Tennis Elbow. His books have been translated into other languages and thousands of copies have been sold worldwide. Besides working full-time as a clinician in a major teaching hospital and writing books, Jim Johnson is a certified Clinical Instructor by the American Physical Therapy Association and enjoys teaching physical therapy students from all over the United States.

Healing Back Pain

The Mind-Body Connection

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Author: John E. Sarno

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 9780759520844

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

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Dr. John E. Sarno's groundbreaking research on TMS (Tension Myoneural Syndrome) reveals how stress and other psychological factors can cause back pain-and how you can be pain free without drugs, exercise, or surgery. Dr. Sarno's program has helped thousands of patients find relief from chronic back conditions. In this New York Times bestseller, Dr. Sarno teaches you how to identify stress and other psychological factors that cause back pain and demonstrates how to heal yourself--without drugs, surgery or exercise. Find out: Why self-motivated and successful people are prone to Tension Myoneural Syndrome (TMS) How anxiety and repressed anger trigger muscle spasms How people condition themselves to accept back pain as inevitable With case histories and the results of in-depth mind-body research, Dr. Sarno reveals how you can recognize the emotional roots of your TMS and sever the connections between mental and physical pain...and start recovering from back pain today.

The Back Sufferer's Bible

You Can Treat Your Own Back!

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Author: Sarah Key

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448117593

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

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The first book showing how, in easily followed steps, you can treat your own back pain. Unlike the author's previous book Back In Action, which gives information on the range of treatments available for different back problems, The Back Sufferer's Handbook places emphasis on the contribution the sufferer can make putting the problem right. In language that every back pain sufferer will find completely understandable, it describes each spinal disorder and what causes the pain. It gives helpful back exercises with information about what they will achieve and how frequently they should be done. There is also advice on back pain management, the role of medication, the use of bed rest and how to return to work. This book is essential reading both for the patient confined to bed with acute back pain, and for someone with less severe back problems, but still having to cope with back pain or discomfort on an everyday basis.

Crooked

Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery

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Author: Cathryn Jakobson Ramin

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062641808

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 432

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The acclaimed author of Carved in Sand—a veteran investigative journalist who endured persistent back pain for decades—delivers the definitive book on the subject: an essential examination of all facets of the back pain industry, exploring what works, what doesn't, what may cause harm, and how to get on the road to recovery. In her effort to manage her chronic back pain, investigative reporter Cathryn Jakobson Ramin spent years and a small fortune on a panoply of treatments. But her discomfort only intensified, leaving her feeling frustrated and perplexed. As she searched for better solutions, she exposed a much bigger problem. Costing roughly $100 billion a year, spine medicine—often ineffective and sometimes harmful —exemplified the worst aspects of the U.S. health care system. The result of six years of intensive investigation, Crooked offers a startling look at the poorly identified risks of spine medicine, and provides practical advice and solutions. Ramin interviewed scores of spine surgeons, pain management doctors, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, exercise physiologists, physical therapists, chiropractors, specialized bodywork practitioners. She met with many patients whose pain and desperation led them to make life-altering decisions, and with others who triumphed over their limitations. The result is a brilliant and comprehensive book that is not only important but essential to millions of back pain sufferers, and all types of health care professionals. Ramin shatters assumptions about surgery, chiropractic methods, physical therapy, spinal injections and painkillers, and addresses evidence-based rehabilitation options—showing, in detail, how to avoid therapeutic dead ends, while saving money, time, and considerable anguish. With Crooked, she reveals what it takes to outwit the back pain industry and get on the road to recovery.

Healing Arthritis

Your 3-Step Guide to Conquering Arthritis Naturally

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Author: Susan Blum

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501156489

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

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The author of the bestselling The Immune System Recovery Plan shares her science-based, drug-free treatment plan for the almost fifty million people who suffer from arthritis: an amazing 3-step guide to eliminate the disease naturally. Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the world—greater than both back pain and heart disease. One example, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), is the most common autoimmune disease, affecting 1% of the US population, and almost 68 million people worldwide. Conventional medicine tends to treat arthritis with strong, gut-damaging, immune-suppressing pain medications, temporarily relieving the symptoms of the disease without addressing its root causes. Now, in her groundbreaking new book, Dr. Susan Blum, a leading expert in functional medicine, offers a better approach to healing arthritis permanently. Dr. Blum’s GROUNDBREAKING THREE-STEP PROTOCOL is designed to address the underlying causes of the condition and heal the body permanently by: -Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, and more -Healing your gut to heal your joints -Reducing inflammation without medication Dr. Blum’s INNOVATIVE TWO-WEEK PLAN to quickly reduce pain through anti-inflammatory foods and supplements; followed by an intensive gut repair to rid the body of bad bacteria and strengthen the gastrointestinal system for a dramatic improvement in arthritis symptoms and inflammation; and then addresses the emotional issues that contribute to inflammation, and eating a simple, Mediterranean inspired diet to maintain a healthy gut. Featuring detailed case studies, including Dr. Blum’s own inspiring personal story, Healing Arthritis offers a revolutionary way to heal your gut, repair your immune system, control inflammation, and live a happier, healthier life…arthritis-free.

Head Strong

The Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain Energy to Work Smarter and Think Faster-in Just Two Weeks

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Author: Dave Asprey

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062652435

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 352

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From the creator of Bulletproof Coffee and author of the bestselling The Bulletproof Diet comes a revolutionary plan to upgrade your brainpower—in two weeks or less. For the last decade, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Asprey has worked with world-renowned doctors and scientists to uncover the latest, most innovative methods for making humans perform better—a process known as "biohacking." In his first book, The Bulletproof Diet, he shared his biohacking tips for taking control of your own biology. Now, in Head Strong, Asprey shows readers how to biohack their way to a sharper, smarter, faster, more resilient brain. Imagine feeling like your mind is operating at its clearest and sharpest, and being able—possibly for the first time in your life—to do more in less time? What it suddenly became easier to do the very hardest things you do? Or if you could feel 100% confident about your intellect, and never again fear being the person in the room who just isn’t smart enough, or can’t remember something important? How would you treat people if the mood swings, short temper, and food cravings that disrupt your day could simply disappear? In Head Strong, Asprey shows us that all of this is possible—and more. Using his simple lifestyle modifications (or "hacks") to take advantage of how the structure of your brain works, readers will learn how to take their mental performance to the next level. Combining the latest findings in neuroscience and neurobiology with a hacker-inspired "get it done now" perspective, Asprey offers a program structured around key areas of brain performance that will help you: Power the brain with exactly what it needs to perform at its best all day long Eliminate the sources of "kryptonite," both nutritional and environmental, that make the brain slower. Supercharge the cellular powerhouses of our brains, the mitochondria, to eliminate cravings and turn up mental focus. Reverse inflammation to perform better right now, then stay sharp and energized well into your golden years. Promote neuron growth to enhance processing speed and reinforce new learning—hotwiring your brain for success. Asprey’s easy to follow, two-week program offers a detailed plan to supercharge brain performance, including: which foods to eat and which ones to avoid, how to incorporate the right kinds of physical activity into your day, a detox protocol for your home and body; meditation and breathing for performance, recommended brain-boosting supplements; and how to adjust the lighting in your home and work space to give your brain the quality light it thrives on. A better brain—and a happier, easier, more productive life—is within reach. You just need to get Head Strong.

The Restless Wave

Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations

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Author: John McCain,Mark Salter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501178016

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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In this candid new political memoir from Senator John McCain, an American hero reflects on his life—and what matters most. “I don’t know how much longer I’ll be here. Maybe I’ll have another five years. Maybe, with the advances in oncology, they’ll find new treatments for my cancer that will extend my life. Maybe I’ll be gone before you read this. My predicament is, well, rather unpredictable. But I’m prepared for either contingency, or at least I’m getting prepared. I have some things I’d like to take care of first, some work that needs finishing, and some people I need to see. And I want to talk to my fellow Americans a little more if I may.” So writes John McCain in this inspiring, moving, frank, and deeply personal memoir. Written while confronting a mortal illness, McCain looks back with appreciation on his years in the Senate, his historic 2008 campaign for the presidency against Barack Obama, and his crusades on behalf of democracy and human rights in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Always the fighter, McCain attacks the “spurious nationalism” and political polarization afflicting American policy. He makes an impassioned case for democratic internationalism and bi-partisanship. He tells stories of his most satisfying moments of public service, including his work with another giant of the Senate, Edward M. Kennedy. Senator McCain recalls his disagreements with several presidents, and minces no words in his objections to some of President Trump’s statements and policies. At the same time, he offers a positive vision of America that looks beyond the Trump presidency. The Restless Wave is John McCain at his best.

Easy Prey

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Author: Catherine Lo

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683353897

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9752

Only three students had access to a teacher’s racy photos before they went viral. There’s Mouse, a brainy overachiever so desperate to escape his father and go to MIT that he would do almost anything, legal or not. Then there’s Drew, the star athlete who can get any girl’s number—and private photos—with his charm but has a history of passing those photos around. And finally there’s Jenna, a good girl turned rebel after her own shocking photos made the rounds at school last year, who is still waiting for justice. All three deny leaking the photos, but someone has to take the fall. This edgy whodunit tackles hot-button issues of sexting and gossip and will have readers tearing through the pages to reach the final reveal.