At some point in their lives, 80% of Americans will seek expert help for back pain. It’s an epidemic, with a cost to society in medical expenses and lost productivity that is steeper than heart disease. But remember the 80% figure—that’s the astonishing cure rate at Dr. Jeremy James’s Aspen Club Back Institute. A Doctor of Chiropractic who took that path because of his own severe injury-induced back pain, he has developed a revolutionary behavioral/whole-body approach to help sufferers heal—and often eliminate—back pain forever. Co-written with Chris Crowley, The Younger Next Year Back Book follows the alternating chapter format of the #1 New York Times bestselling Younger Next Year and other books in the series. And just as millions of readers positively changed their lives following Harry’s Rules in Younger Next Year, the millions of back pain sufferers can find relief following Jeremy’s rules, including Stop Doing Dumb Stuff, Be Still So You Can Heal, and Stand Tall for the Long Haul. He explains the workings of the spine and muscles, and then why back pain is almost never a disease, per se, but the result of behavior. He then shows how to change our behavior, find a neutral spine, and begin a regimen of simple exercises—with step-by-step two-color illustrations—to realign our core to virtually eliminate back pain forever. Chris Crowley, in his been-there-done-that-and-you-can'too-damnit! voice, provides all the motivation and patient perspective we need.
|Publisher:||Workman Publishing Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Chris Crowley, a former litigator (Davis Polk & Wardwell), is the coauthor, with Henry S. Lodge, of the Younger Next Year books, and the coauthor, with Jen Sacheck, PhD, of Thinner This Year. Though in his eighties, he fully lives the life, skiing black diamonds and routinely doing fifty-mile bike rides. He and his wife live in New York City. Jeremy James, DC, CSCS, is Director of the Aspen Club Back Institute. He became a Doctor of Chiropractic (instead of going into traditional medicine like almost everyone else in his family) because of his own struggles with sports-induced back pain as a young athlete, and developed his behavioral/whole body method while working with serious athletes for over a decade. He lives with his wife and son in Aspen, Colorado.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Promise 5
Chapter 2 Jeremy's Story 15
Chapter 3 A Walk Down Your Spine 22
Chapter 4 The Spectrum of Pain: Four Patients 47
Chapter 5 Rule #1: Stop Doing Dumb Stuff 63
Chapter 6 Geologic Forces 72
Chapter 7 Rule #2: Be Still So You Can Heal (The Neutral Spine) 80
Chapter 8 The Insurance Game 87
Chapter 9 Rule #3: Brace Yourself 90
Chapter 10 Rule #4: Commit to Your Core 98
Chapter 11 Stress and Back Pain 133
Chapter 12 Develop a Habit: Do It Forever, or You're Cooked 142
Chapter 13 Rule #5: Use the Power in Your Posterior 147
Chapter 14 Trigger Points: Muscle Pain and Back Pain 166
Chapter 15 Rule #8: Crawl Before You Walk, Walk Before You Run 177
Chapter 16 Rule #7: Stand Tall for the Long Haul 190
Chapter 17 Mobility Where It Matters 205
Chapter 18 Special Conditions 213
Chapter 19 Congratulations! And One Last Assignment 226
Chapter 20 The Sacrum and Coccyx 238
Jeremy's Rules 241
About The Authors 246
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Excellent. I wish I read this 20 years ago.
Very informative book of exercises and tips for helping your back. I really liked the tip about what to do it you wake up and it's hard to move due to pain. There's tips on what not to do as well. A great book to help so many people who have back pain. There are several stories of different people with back pain and what helped them. It's definitely time for a Younger Next Year Back Book. I received this book from Net Galley for an honest review and no compensation otherwise.