This title offers simple advice and easy-to-follow self help programmes for all sorts of neck and back problems. It motivates the reader to see a future without back pain, and sets out to help them get there. Sixty per cent of the adult population of the UK suffers from back problems. This book should show them that the key to managing low-back pain is self-motivation and maintaining some level of exercise. The book is a clearly laid-out and practical, with photographs and line drawings demonstrating the exercises to take the reader through the recovery process. It includes sections to explain: what causes neck and back pain; what causes the different conditions such as lumbago, sciatica, muscle spasms, slipped and herniated disks, and trapped nerves; which back specialist to consult and what to ask them; how to use pain killers, ice, heat and lumbar support belts; bad posture, good posture and how to rebalance your posture; and how to maintain gentle movement and build up slowly to exercise.
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Gavin Routledge was awarded a gold medal for Distinction from the British School of Osteopathy. He has practised in London, New Zealand and now runs a clinic, Edinburgh Osteopaths. He is a founding member of the Edinburgh Physical Therapies Forum. He first treated Gavin Hastings when he was suffering from a back problem in the 1994 Scotland vs S. Africa match. Gavin Hastings is a Scottish hero, he suffered from back pain for 6 years until meeting Gavin Routledge.
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Book Description Thorsons, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0007147449