From a leading practitioner of back pain relief, a revolutionary book about solving back pain—the number one cause of debilitating pain in people age forty-five and under—through increasing muscle strength and flexibility, rather than through medicine or surgeries.
Eight out of ten adults in the United States will experience significant back pain during their lifetime. Worse, we spend close to $86 billion annually on treating neck and back pain, with spinal surgery failures as high as 50 percent.
Now, Dr. Norman Marcus offers a radically different approach to easing the pain of millions: Instead of looking at the spinal nerve and skeletal structure, he focuses on the proper strengthening and flexibility of muscles to combat pain.
At the core of No More Back Pain are twenty-one simple exercises than can be conveniently done at home, each accompanied by three photos/illustrations. These groundbreaking exercises were first developed by Dr. Hans Kraus, who was one of John F. Kennedy’s back doctors and the man credited with creating modern sports medicine. These exercises, tested in a program composed of 300,000 participants, with an astounding 80 percent success rate, now have been refined by Dr. Marcus. One of his patients exclaimed, “I’m playing tennis now! I never thought I would get to this place, especially after struggling for three years with chronic pain.”
In a special section for women, Dr. Marcus addresses the back pain triggers particular to women, such as the effects of wearing high heels, carrying heavy handbags, and holding babies and children.
No More Back Pain is the work of the foremost practitioner of back pain relief and will change the lives of the countless back pain sufferers around the world.
"Your back pain can be cured. Read this book. His treatment and prescribed exercises work-I know because he treated and cured me." --Thomas J.J. Blanck, MD, PhD, Chairman, Dept of Anesthesiology, NYU Langone Medical Center
|"Doctor, My Back Is Killing Me!"||p. 1|
|You Are Not Alone: The Back Pain Epidemic||p. 9|
|Understanding Pain||p. 19|
|Back Pain and Anatomy||p. 29|
|Pain from Damage in Your Spine||p. 43|
|Muscles and Back Pain||p. 53|
|Stress, Tension, and Pain||p. 65|
|Overcoming Stress and Tension||p. 73|
|Test Yourself with the Kraus-Weber Tests||p. 81|
|The Twenty-one Kraus-Marcus Exercises for Low Back Pain||p. 93|
|Upper Body Exercises for Upper Back, Shoulder, and Neck Pain, and Tension Headaches||p. 133|
|Pregnancy and Back Pain||p. 155|
|Back Home with the Baby||p. 163|
|Back Pain and Aging||p. 173|
|Drugs, Vitamins, Supplements, and Snake Oil||p. 191|
|Choosing and Working with Your Doctor||p. 201|
|Dos and Don'ts of Daily Living: Sex, Food, Work, and Play||p. 211|
|When Exercise Alone Is Not Enough: The New News About Trigger Points and Muscle Tendon Injections||p. 225|
|Other Cases of Muscle Pain, from Head to Foot, with a Stop at the Groin||p. 239|
|Not the End, the Beginning||p. 251|
|Appendix: Resources, Recommended Readings||p. 259|
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Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st May 2012
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 19.0 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.612