Change the Way You Think About, Cope with, and Treat Lower Back and Neck Pain
If you suffer from chronic back pain, you’ve probably complained countless times about the “bad back” you think you have. But what if we told you otherwise, that you actually have a “miraculous back”, an engineering marvel capable of dramatic feats of strength, flexibility, and support? If this sounds like news then you owe it to yourself to keep reading and discover the techniques that can free you from chronic back and neck pain forever.
The epidemic of debilitating back pain that 35 million Americans struggle with is a manifestation of the culture we live in: sedentary lifestyles, inadequate exercise, and a reluctance to challenge the failed therapies of the past. Instead, this book offers targeted massage techniques with a set of directed range-of-motion and stretching exercises that will bring relief to anyone suffering from persistent pain. This is your user’s guide to the human back: It explains the physiological function of this remarkable system of bones, joints, and connective tissue. Once you understand the system and learn why not to fear the pain, we’ll show you how to design a recovery program that is specific to your particular neck or back pain problem.
“A true back-owner’s manual. Required reading for anyone who has had back pain, has it now, or will have it.” —Allen G. Zippin, MD, diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery
“Any book written to help people help themselves must contain technical details about how to do so—and this book is no exception. However, what distinguishes this book is that these gems are embedded in an account that personalizes Gerry Silverman to the reader. The stories of patients are presented with empathy and respect. The solutions to problems often enough originate in the application of some common sense plus some stretching and rubbing, so they are accessible to anyone. The book is easy, appropriate, convincingly honest, truly clinical—as well, I am sure, as an authoritative guide.” —Harvey L. Lerner, MD, diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine
“Healing is a spiritual as well as a physical challenge. Gerry Silverman has helped the work of healing with this wonderful book.” —Rabbi Marc Gellman, Ph.D., senior rabbi of Temple Beth Torah in Melville, NY
Your Miraculous Back: A Step-by-step Guide to Relieving Neck & Back Pain