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 Jason Highsmith The Complete Idiot's Guide to Back Pain

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Back Pain

Leave back pain behind.

For the millions of back pain sufferers, the causes can be numerous, making the search for relief frustrating and complex. The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Back Pain and its expert authors explain the many causes of back pain and provide the best methods and techniques for relief and prevention of back pain and maintaining a healthy back.

Authors: Jason Highsmith, MD and Jovanka JoAnn Milivojevic


Gerard Girasole 7 MInute Back Pain Solution

The 7 Minute Back Pain Solution

Are you one of the millions of lower-back-pain sufferers who is desperate for relief? Have you ever been stopped in your tracks by pain so excruciating you were afraid to move? Have you spent countless hours seeing medical professionals? Now, with 7 easy stretches done in just minutes a day, you can finally relieve your back pain and prevent it from happening again. The exercises and tips in this book will teach you how to fight back pain anywhere, anytime, using the equipment you already have—your own muscles.

Authors: Gerard J. Girasole, MD and Cara Hartman, CPT


Neck Pain & Headaches

Fixing You: Neck Pain & Headaches

This book features simple exercises for neck pain and headaches caused by poor body mechanics—which is often the root cause of many neck pain diagnoses, such as herniated discs or degenerative disc disease.

Author: Rick Olderman, MSPT, CPT
Boone Publishing, LLC 2009


Back Pain

Fixing You: Back Pain

This book examines the root cause of back pain—poor body mechanics. The author outlines a series of easy-to-follow exercises to help repair the damage of poor body mechanics and rid you of chronic back pain for good.

Author: Rick Olderman, MSPT, CPT
Boone Publishing, LLC 2009


The Duke University Medical Center Book of Arthritis

"The only book that explains the many diseases called arthritis, with a pain management program and the latest information on: How to identify each major form of arthritis - how to find the right specialist - how arthritis drugs work - how exercise can alleviate the pain and discomfort of arthritis"

Authors: David S. Pisetsky (MD, PhD) with Susan Flamholtz Trien


Pain Free at Your PC

"Using a computer doesn't have to hurt" (addresses issues including shoulder and neck pain)

Author: Pete Egoscue with Roger Gittines
Bantam Books 11/99


Overcome Neck and Back Pain

"Stretch, relax, strengthen"
Combines Eastern/Western medicine and hatha yoga - filled with photos
Author: Kit Lauglin (Australian)
International Bestseller
Fireside Book, Simon & Schuster 1998


High Heels to Hormones: A Woman's Guide to Spine Care

Back and neck pain interferes with many women's busy lives, but dealing with the pain is easier than you think, as Christina Lasich, MD, shows in her book. Women of every size, shape, and age will benefit from Dr. Lasich's sound, proven advice.
Author:  Christina Lasich, MD
iUniverse, Inc., 2008

Rapidly Reversible Low Back Pain

Rapidly Reversible Low Back Pain

Many studies report that most low back pain is a rapidly reversible condition; that is, it can be eliminated, often quickly, by the patients themselves.  Dr. Donelson, a veteran spine specialist, explains how.


Author:  Ronald Donselson, MD, MS
SelfCareFirst, LLC, 2008


The Back Pain Sourcebook (2nd Edition)

"Everything you need to know about: causes of back pain, including injury, stress, arthritis, herniated disks, scoliosis, leg discrepancy - conventional treatment methods and surgery - alternative treatments including chiropractic, acupuncture, Feldenkraus and reflexology - preventive techniques and exercises to help strengthen and heal backs"


Stretching at Your Computer or Desk

(This is a great little book!)
Fully illustrated, good appendix with resources
Author: Bob Anderson
Random House of Canada - Shelter Publications, Inc. 1997


The Back Pain Helpbook

"Based on the only clinically proven self-care program for managing chronic
or recurrent back pain"
Authors: James E. Moore (PhD), Kate Lorig (RN, Dr.PH), Michael Von Korff (ScD), Virginia M. Gonzalez (MPH), Diana D. Laurent (MPH)


Winning With Back Pain

"How to beat back pain and take control of your life"
Authors: Harris H. McIlwain (MD), Debra Fulghum Bruce, Joel C. Silverfield (MD), Michael C. Burnette (MD), Bernard F. Germain (MD)


Back in Shape - A Back Owner's Manual

With unique exercise program by Cory Everson
Author: Stephen Hockschuler (MD) - Texas Back Institute
Houghton Mifflin Co (Boston) 1991 Texas Back Institute


No More Neck Pain

"9-step program for your neck, shoulders and head"
Author: Heike Hofler (book originally published in German, 1998)

Filled with photos and easy to follow instructions


Updated on: 02/13/14