Class Health

The Back Pain Book

  • Buy nowSecond edition
    2005
    ISBN: 9781859591246
    £19.99

Mike Hage

This practical, easy-to-read book tells you everything you need to know to alleviate back and neck pain. Over 80% of adults in the UK have had experience of back pain and 2.5 million endure back pain every day of the year. It can emerge as acute attacks or develop into a chronic condition – either way, it is a debilitating condition that can have a severe impact on peoples’ lives, limiting even the most simple, everyday activities.

The Back Pain Book is a comprehensive self-help guide that provides support to sufferers of back pain by advising on quick pain relief as well as more long-term, preventative guidance through the use of posture, movement and exercise.

This new edition, updated by the late author's colleagues at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, reflects recent advances in back pain treatment and offers an even more practical approach to back care.


3 examples of bad bending & lifting moves in daily activities:

  1.     Feet too close together
  2.     Knees & hips straight, with low back rounded forward
  3.     Tensing & arching the neck up

3 examples of good bending & lifting moves in daily activities:
  1.     Place feet and knees at least shoulder width apart or front to back in a wide-step position.
  2.     Lean over or squat with the chest and buttocks sticking out.
  3.     Take weight through one or both arms

Table of Contents:
Part 1 Introduction
Part 2 Your Electrical and Structural Systems
Part 3 Quick Pain Relief
Part 4 Good Moves/Bad Moves During Daily Activities
Part 5 Wheel of Function
Part 6 Strategic Exercises

“This book is the most comprehensive book that I have come across as a self-help guide to back problems.”
Richard Perry, London

About the Author:
The late Mike Hage, MS PT was a physiotherapist in a private practice at Northwestern University, Chicago. His teaching responsibilities and specialist areas included the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal problems of the spine, the extremities and the tempero mandibular joints. He was also the Physiotherapy Supervisor for the Pain Program at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

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