Back Care Basics : A Doctor's Gentle Yoga Program for Back and Neck Pain Relief, Paperback

Back Care Basics : A Doctor's Gentle Yoga Program for Back and Neck Pain Relief Paperback

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Back Care Basics offers the low-cost solution for back care in the new millenium: therapeutic yoga.

Dr. Schatz's approach to back rehabilitation is gentle, effective, and without drugs or surgery.

Her program encourages both positive health practices and a positive outlook; the important tools needed for prevention and healing.

Dr. Schatz has designed this program to help those with pain from chronic musculoskeletal back and neck strain, spinal arthritis, osteoporosis, premenstrual syndrome, pregnancy, and scoliosis.

Simple and practical ways to heal the back, restructure the body, and cope with stress are taught so that one becomes more sensitive to early warning signs of an impending "back attack" and what to do to ward it off.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 264 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Popular medicine & health
  • ISBN: 9780962713828



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I purchased this book in 2005 in hopes that it could help my poor back, so frozen from hours of desk work that I could barely move and suffered much pain. It worked. So wonderfully that I barely refer to it any more, but keep it as a sort of talisman. The exercises in the book are gentle and adaptable to whatever limitations one may have. The explanations are clear and concise, making it easy to choose and use the appropriate positions. I have kept up a yoga program, and today do normal yoga poses. But if anything ever "seizes up" I pull this book off the shelf and find something in it that can help.

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After three epidural lumbar injections and three different prescription painkillers to get my debilitating back pain to stop, I knew I had to find something that would help me keep the pain under control. I've been reading this book and following the programs fairhfully for almost a week and already I feel improvement. The detailed symptom descriptions elicit repeated "That's me!" explainations and I finally think I've found some answers to the mystery of why my back hurts so badly and what I can do to fix it - answers my doctors have simply been unable to provide. I'm SO HOPEFUL and cannot recommend this book highly enough.