Yoga for Back Pain

Yoga for Back Pain

by Loren Fishman MD, Carol Ardman


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“To many of his patients [Dr. Fishman] is a miracle worker.” —Jane E. Brody, New York Times

“Stunningly innovative. . . . This is the first book in which the different causes of back pain are identified and assigned appropriate yoga poses. Individuals of any age, even those unfamiliar with yoga, will be able to follow Dr. Fishman’s simple instructions.”—Joan White, Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States

Let internationally renowned rehabilitation specialist Loren Fishman, MD, be your personal instructor for a healthier back! With down-to-earth techniques and instruction for all levels, Cure Back Pain with Yoga helps you:

• distinguish between the nine major causes of backache;

• target your source of pain through diagnosis-specific yoga poses;

• manage, reduce, and ultimately end your pain.

Depending on the severity and chronicity of your pain, the postures in this guide, described in detail and illustrated by photographs, will help you determine how to start your own yoga practice or alter your existing practice in order to achieve lasting comfort and strength.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393343120
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 05/14/2012
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 425,715
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Loren Fishman, MD, is a physiatrist and a professor at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He lives in New York City.

Carol Ardman is a writer. She lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 11

Part I Yoga and Back Pain

Chapter 1 What Is Yoga and Why Yoga for Back Pain? 15

Chapter 2 Styles of Yoga 25

Chapter 3 Doing Yoga 31

Chapter 4 Pain 41

Chapter 5 Major Causes of Low Back Pain 54

Part II Poses by Diagnosis

Chapter 6 Musculoskeletal Pain 71

Chapter 7 Herniated Nucleus Pulposis (Herniated Disc, Pinched Nerve Root) 85

Chapter 8 Arthritis 97

Chapter 9 Sacroiliac Joint Derangement 112

Chapter 10 Pregnancy 123

Chapter 11 Spinal Stenosis 134

Chapter 12 Piriformis Syndrome 147

Chapter 13 Weight Control 161

Chapter 14 After Back Surgery 177

Notes 189

Suggested Reading 195

Resources 197

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