Backache: What Exercises Work: Breakthrough Relief for the Rest of Your Life


What is the most powerful backache treatment ever developed to help prevent recurring back pain and restore you to a healthy, pain-free life?

The answer is exercise.

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What is the most powerful backache treatment ever developed to help prevent recurring back pain and restore you to a healthy, pain-free life?

The answer is exercise.

Exercise has:
Helped more bachage sufferes than drugs, surgery, or any other treatment--without dangerous side effects
Been widely prescribed by medical doctors and other health practitioners.
Been rated the best source of relief by backache sufferers themselves
Been uniformly supported by current medical research

Each exercise is explained in words and diagrams so that even a beginner can put together an individualized exercise program that works. Included are:

Exercises to relieve acute and chronic plain, plus preventative measures
Self evaluation checklists
Instructions for increasing activity levels
Tips on performing everyday activities without pain

Let Backache: What Exercises Work work wonders in ending your back pain. Only this book has the techniques you need.

Incl. exercises for low-back, upper-back & neck pain/yoga, meditation & imagery/lifestyle changes/motivation/etc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760716571
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/2000
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.52 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Dava Sobel is an award-winning former science reporter for The New York Times and author of the national bestseller Longitude.

Arthur C. Klein is a survey designer and market research specialist. They are the best-selling authors of Backache Relief, Arthritis: What Works, and Arthritis: What Exercises Work. Both live in East Hampton, New York.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Exercise by Prescription 3
Ch. 2 Alternatives to Exercise 11
Ch. 3 A Program for Permanent Improvement 21
Ch. 4 A Special Message for People with Chronically Disabling Back Pain 29
Ch. 5 How to Work Exercise into Your Life 37
Ch. 6 How to Assess Your Exercise Readiness and Assemble Your Tailor-Made Program 43
Ch. 7 How to Sustain Your Motivation to Exercise 65
Ch. 8 Exercises for Low-Back Pain 73
Ch. 9 Exercises for Upper-Back and Neck Pain 111
Ch. 10 Exercises for General Fitness 135
Ch. 11 Exercises for Specific Conditions 143
Ch. 12 Yoga 155
Ch. 13 Meditation, Imagery, and More 167
Ch. 14 Positioning Yourself 177
Ch. 15 Accomplishing Tasks 187
Ch. 16 Enjoying Life 195
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2004

    must buy

    This book is unbelievable. A small book, well diagramed, well written, simple to follow and inexpensive. Who would think that the exercises actually work. I have had back problems for over 20 years and early this year had back surgery. A few months after the surgery, my back pain came back. That is when I tried this book. I have not had any problems since. I have recommended this book to many friends and they are all amazed. I read the instructions on an audio tape and listen to myself describe the exercises while I perform them and relief is continuing.

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