“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.
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|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
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
Suggested Reading 195
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