Back Care Basics: A Doctor's Gentle Yoga Program for Back and Neck Pain Reliefby Mary Pullig Schatz, William Conner, B. K. S. Iyengar
Back Care Basics offers the low-cost solution for back care in the new millennium: therapeutic yoga. Dr. Schatz’s approach to back rehabilitation is gentle, effective, and doesn't resort to drugs or surgery. Her program encourages both positive health practices and a positive outlook; the important tools needed for prevention and healing. Dr. Schatz has designed this program to help those with pain from chronic musculoskeletal back and neck strain, spinal arthritis, osteoporosis, premenstrual syndrome, pregnancy, and scoliosis. Simple and practical ways to heal the back, restructure the body, and cope with stress are taught so that one becomes more sensitive to early warning signs of an impending "back attack" and what to do to ward it off.
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Mary Pullig Schatz graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where she also completed specialty training in pathology. A certified Iyengar yoga teacher, she teaches yoga to health professionals, medical patients, and other yoga teachers.
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I started experiencing lower back pain when I started a sitting job ... I had to sit for 8 hours straight every day under high stress conditions. Although I worked out regularly (swimming, weight lifting), the back pain stayed with me for months. I went twice to physical therapy, and nothing seemed to work. Then I found yoga. Although the stretches were difficult at first, gradually my back got into better shape and within a few months the pain was gone. This book could have provided me a shortcut to getting rid of my lower back pain. It discusses the causes of back pain and how yoga can both stretch the body and calm the mind. It also shows how you can evaluate your own body -- the way you sit, stand, etc., to see how that contributes to your pain. And it contains instructions for a number of gentle yoga exercises that do actually work in helping you get rid of lower back pain. They don't take long, and they don't hurt. I'm not sure how, but they do work. Finally, the book shows how you can modify the way you can sleep, drive, even brush your teeth to help keep back pain away.
I felt the book presented useful comprehensive relevant information on how to care for my back which has suffered from several automobile accidents and poor posture through out most of my life. It gives hope that with careful exercises which are gentle, that I can begin to repair and strengthen problems that I face daily. I highly recommend this book for anyone who is motivated to correct problems that they deal with on a regular basis.
As a yoga instructor, I find the book to be informative and accurate. It is informative enough for someone like me, who has back pain due to herniated discs, but also easy enough to follow for a beginner student of yoga trying to alleviate back pain.