Good News for Bad Backs
A guided, illustrated, step-by-step self-care back guide that works quickly and at home even for the severely injured. Well-organized into short, clear sections, the book includes * Instant Guide to Back Relief -- fast reference to Emergency; Back Care & Back First Aid; * Self-Care Decision Trees -- step-by-step, individualized treatment plan; * Life Skills -protection tips, including the best mattress, and the right sports for your problem; * 5-Minute Back Saver -- minutes a day keeps your back in top condition all year. 40 million Americans suffer from back pain, and most find only fleeting relief. Covering AL L types of back pain, and related issues, from microsurgery to acupuncture, Good News for Bad Backs promises pain relief without heavy medication or surgery, and no repeated doctor's visits.
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What Hurts and Why?
The Root Decision and Danger Signals
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