Beat back pain: Find your way to ease the strain

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Infinite Ideas, Nov 30, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 256 pages
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Back pain can destroy lives. Often people learn to just live with it, relying on painkillers to get them through the day. As a practising GP who deals with back injuries every day, Dr Ruth Chambers draws on her years of experience to help you understand what triggers back problems and what may alleviate them. In Beat back pain Dr Chambers explains 52 brilliant ideas that can help sufferers overcome the agony and make everyday tasks more manageable and pain-free.
 

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Contents

1 Lesson 1 its the works
1
2 Lesson 2 dont panic
5
3 Help yourself
9
4 Hold your head up high
15
5 Ergonomics pure science
19
6 Ooh you didnt want to do that
23
7 Keeping active
27
8 Home goals
31
29 Say yes
131
30 Back to work
135
31 Not tonight darling Ive got a backache
139
32 Hurt so bad
143
33 At the cutting edge
147
34 Moving forward
151
35 Relief on the inside life on the outside
155
36 Why not to have an Xray?
159

9 Full scream ahead
35
10 Some like it hot
41
11 Take a stand or sit tight
45
12 Whats the alternative?
51
13 Hands on
57
14 Strike a pose
63
15 Ahead by a nose
67
16 Hang in there
71
17 Its electric
75
18 Lie down and take it
79
19 A jab well done
85
20 Call off the search
89
21 Little and large
93
22 Find your roots
99
23 Your sparking zones
105
24 Just a suggestion
109
25 Lets put you in the picture
113
26 Get a life
117
27 Stress buster
121
28 The big issue
127
37 Things arent what they used to be
163
38 Help me make it through the night
167
39 Give it a break
171
40 A day in your life
175
41 Everythings coming up roses
179
42 Driving force
183
43 Mums the word
187
44 Wish you were there
193
45 Listening in
197
46 Play safe at home
201
47 Play safe at work
205
48 Trick or treat?
209
49 Out of work
215
50 Living as a different you
219
51 Occupational hazards
223
52 Nothing is beyond your reach
229
The end
234
Index
236
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Ruth Chambers has been a GP for over 20 years. During that time she has been a professor of general practice at Staffordshire University and written over 40 books, including Back Pain Matters in Primary Care (Radcliffe Medical Press, 2001). Ruth is currently undertaking a project for the Department of Health as part of its 'Back to Work' campaign; helping GPs and pharmacists to help the general public return to work after illness or injury. Ruth is consulted so often by other doctors she is often described as a GP's GP.

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