The Rider's Pain-Free Back: Overcome Chronic Soreness, Injury, and Aging, and Stay in the Saddle for Years to Come

The Rider's Pain-Free Back: Overcome Chronic Soreness, Injury, and Aging, and Stay in the Saddle for Years to Come

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by James Warson
     
 

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Over 90 percent of the US population seeks help for back pain at one point or another during the course of their life. If you're a horseperson, back pain is of particular concern as it not only robs you of the joys of riding—it threatens your livelihood, as well. From grooming and tacking up, to performing a flawless reining pattern or jumping a clean round, to… See more details below

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Over 90 percent of the US population seeks help for back pain at one point or another during the course of their life. If you're a horseperson, back pain is of particular concern as it not only robs you of the joys of riding—it threatens your livelihood, as well. From grooming and tacking up, to performing a flawless reining pattern or jumping a clean round, to stacking hay bales or pushing a wheelbarrow, everything we do on and around horses demands a supple, strong, healthy back. Now, in his unique, easygoing style, Dr. Jim Warson—a neurosurgeon who also happens to be a lifelong horseman—provides all the practical information you need to understand the diagnosis and treatment of back pain—whether caused by equestrian pursuits, outside activities, illness, or heredity. More importantly, he shows readers how to prevent back problems before they have a chance to unseat you. This book includes: • "Normal" back biology and function • Congenital conditions, trauma, arthritis, and infection • Understanding symptoms and pinpointing problem areas • Tack's impact on the physics of riding • How your horse's conformation can affect your body • Traditional and alternative treatments and therapies • Techniques for saddling and mounting without stress • Recommendations for pregnant riders. In addition, Dr. Warson provides a section specifically geared toward improving rider flexibility and strength. You'll find step-by-step instructions and photo series for 10 stretches and 8 exercises for a healthy, stress-free back, allowing you to not only enjoy your riding but all your day-to-day activities, whatever they may be.

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Editorial Reviews

Gaitpost
Practical information & exercises show riders how to prevent back problems before they have a chance to unseat you.
Horse & Rider
If you have chronic or acute back pain and are trying to return to the saddle, Warson offers information that'll keep riding a part of your life for a long time.
Chronicle of the Horse
From basic anatomy and a thorough explanation of different back problems to a discussion of the physics involved in riding and how they affect a rider's back, Warson paints a clear picture of the stress and strain a spine endures . . . No matter what discipline you ride, this book will help you became stronger and more comfortable. You wouldn't let your horse suffer with aches and pain in his back, so why should you?
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"Practical information & exercises show riders how to prevent back problems before they have a chance to unseat you."  —Gaitpost

"All the practical information you need to understand the diagnosis and treatment of back pain, whether caused by equestrian pursuits, outside activities, illness or heredity."  —Northwest Rider Magazine

"If you have chronic or acute back pain and are trying to return to the saddle, Warson offers information that'll keep riding a part of your life for a long time."  —Horse & Rider

"From basic anatomy and a thorough explanation of different back problems to a discussion of the physics involved in riding and how they affect a rider's back, Warson paints a clear picture of the stress and strain a spine endures . . . No matter what discipline you ride, this book will help you became stronger and more comfortable. You wouldn't let your horse suffer with aches and pain in his back, so why should you?"  —Chronicle of the Horse

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570766350
Publisher:
Trafalgar Square
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
170
Sales rank:
1,298,174
File size:
4 MB

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From the Publisher
"Practical information & exercises show riders how to prevent back problems before they have a chance to unseat you."  —Gaitpost

"All the practical information you need to understand the diagnosis and treatment of back pain, whether caused by equestrian pursuits, outside activities, illness or heredity."  —Northwest Rider Magazine

"If you have chronic or acute back pain and are trying to return to the saddle, Warson offers information that'll keep riding a part of your life for a long time."  —Horse & Rider

"From basic anatomy and a thorough explanation of different back problems to a discussion of the physics involved in riding and how they affect a rider's back, Warson paints a clear picture of the stress and strain a spine endures . . . No matter what discipline you ride, this book will help you became stronger and more comfortable. You wouldn't let your horse suffer with aches and pain in his back, so why should you?"  —Chronicle of the Horse

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