The authors are affiliated with an internationally renowned back treatment center, the Twin Cities Spine Center, which has treated tens of thousands of back pain sufferers. Their expertise and up-to-the-minute knowledge make this the most comprehensive, current, and accessible back pain book available.
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® 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.
? Do-it-yourself relief
? Conventional and alternative options
? Chronic pain management
? Exercises, yoga, and Pilates to keep the back healthy
Our sedentary lifestyle has led to an epidemic of chronic pain. By adapting to posture and movement that have us out of balance—including sitting all day at a keyboard, tilting our heads forward to look at our phones—we consistently compromise our joints, give our organs less room to function, and weaken our muscles. How we hold and live in our bodies is fundamental to our overall health, and the good news is that we all hold the key to a healthier body.
Dr. Goodman has spent years studying human physiology and movement. He has trained world-class athletes for better performance, and has healed people of all ages and occupations of lifelong debilitating pain. His theory of self-healing is now available to everyone. His practical program trains the posterior muscle chain—shoulders, back, butt, and legs—shifting the burden of support away from joints and putting it back where it belongs: into large muscle groups.
Filled with helpful diagrams and sixty color photographs, True to Form shows readers how to successfully integrate these powerful movements into everyday life—from playing with the kids to washing dishes to long hours in the office—transforming ordinary physical actions into active and mindful movements that help to eliminate pain, up your game, or simply feel more energetic. True to Form shows you how to move better, breathe better, and get back to using your body the way nature intended.
The Miracle Ball Method book offers proven, effective healing ina fully illustrated book of exercises and techniques for pain and stress relief using inflatable Miracle Balls (sold separately).
The Method. This revolutionary program uses controlled breathing, two squishy balls, and simple exercises of rolling and rotating to heal everything from a bad knee to a stressed-out back. The key is to let gravity do all the work.
The Balls. Take two—they're small. Made out of a durable, yielding, nontoxic PVC, the balls are sized to tuck under strategic parts of your body, including back, neck, head, knees, hip, and elbow. Like magnets, they draw out pain and tension.
Elaine Petrone. After suffering a career-ending, potentially crippling injury to her back and right leg, a young dancer named Elaine Petrone turned to everyone from orthopedists to yogis to heal her injuries. Nothing worked—until she developed her own program of therapy. Elaine's simple program and the classes she teaches in the Miracle Ball Method have helped thousands of people conquer pain, stress, and injury.