Beat Back Pain (52 Brilliant Ideas)

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Penguin, Jun 3, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 256 pages
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People often learn to live with back pain, suffering through the day with just some aspirin to get by. Chances are they’ve tried every supposed remedy out there—yet still find simple tasks like putting away the groceries or getting out of the car to be an ordeal. With proven techniques and clever tricks, Beat Back Pain helps sufferers understand what triggers their problems—and how to alleviate them to live pain-free.
 

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Contents

ITS NOT UNUSUAL
WHAT IS BACK PAIN?
HOW ARE YOU DOING?
PUT SIMPLY
SLIPPED DISC
SACROILIAC STRAIN AND STIFFNESS
STAY ACTIVE
BOOST YOUR PHYSICAL HEALTH AND GENERAL WELLBEING
HOW YOU DEAL WITH PRESSURE
THINK OF YOURSELF
ITS RISKY HAVING TOO BIG A BELLY
FOUR WAYS TO TACKLE YOUR EXCESS WEIGHT OR OBESITY
BE REALISTIC ABOUT YOUR WEIGHT LOSS
WATCH YOUR WORDS
ELIMINATE THE NEGATIVE
SMILE

REMEMBER HOW TO LIFT
ALL THE TIME
POOR POSTURE
LETS NOT TWIST AGAIN
PUT YOURSELF FIRST
MATCHMAKINGYOU AND YOUR JOB
WORKING WITH YOUR LAPTOP
THINK BEFORE YOU LIFT
HOW SHOULD I LIFT THEN?
DO I HAVE TO?
KEEP ACTIVE
CUT DOWN THE AMOUNT OF TIME YOU SPEND SITTING AROUND
EXERCISES FOR A SLIPPED DISC
AND THERES MORE
IRONING
VACUUM CLEANING
STORAGE
ICE BREAKER
HEAT
GO FOR WARMTH
FEET FIRST
STICK TO IT
MOLDED SEAT
WHO PROVIDES ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE?
HOW DOES IT WORK?
DOES IT WORK?
SLIP SLOP SLAP
HOW DOES MASSAGE WORK?
REIKI
YOGAAN ANCIENT INDIAN SCIENCE
MENTAL AND PHYSICAL BENEFITS
THE SPINE IS THE CENTRAL AXIS OF YOUR BODY
TRY IT AND SEE
HOW AROMATHERAPY IS CARRIED OUT
IS IT DANGEROUS?
ON THE RACK
HOW AND WHERE?
CAN TRACTION DO HARM?
LETS HEAR IT FOR ULTRASOUND
SHORTWAVE DIATHERMY CAN WORK
LASER THERAPY
CHIROPRACTIC
WHAT DOES CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT ENTAIL?
MAKE NO BONES ABOUT ITOSTEOPATHY CAN HELP
WHATS THE POINT?
WHO ARE THE ACUPUNCTURISTS?
EAR EAR
GOING THE PILATES WAY
EXERCISING
HOMEOPATHY WORKS
GET YOUR ENERGY MEDICINE
TAKING YOUR MEDICINE
HERBAL REMEDIES
HERBAL PREPS
INDIVIDUAL TO YOU
HOW THE ZONES WORK OUT
USING REFLEXOLOGY TO BEAT BACK PAIN
WHAT DO HYPNOTHERAPISTS DO?
AUTOGENIC TRAINING
CHANGE THE PICTURE
LOOK STRAIGHT AHEAD
REVIEW HOW YOU SPLIT YOUR WEEK
HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR TIME?
THINK OF YOUR FAMILY
STRESS AND BACK PAIN
ADAPT YOUR JOB
KEEP WORK IN PERSPECTIVE
CUT DOWN ON STRESS AT WORK
FIND A POSITION TO SUIT YOU
PLAY DOCTORS N NURSES?
LET ME TOUCH YOU FOR A WHILE
WHAT DRUGS ARE OUT THERE?
GETTING MEDICAL HELP
SERIOUS CAUSES OF BACK PAIN
WHEN YOU SHOULD SEE A SPECIALIST
BEAT THOSE YELLOW FLAGS
EXPECT IT TO GET BETTER
PHONE A FRIEND
EPIDURAL INJECTIONS
INJECTING TRIGGER POINTS
SACROILIAC JOINT INJECTIONS
NO XRAYS PLEASE
MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING MRI SCANNING
ISOTOPE BONE SCANS
DEM BONES DEM BONES
WHY PAIN?
TREATMENTS
THE BED ITSELF
SLEEPING OVER AWAY FROM HOME
PILLOWS
GETTING YOUR LUGGAGE THERE
SITTING COMFORTABLY
LIFT OFF
COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES
PLENTY OF EXERCISE
SOAK UP THE ATMOSPHERE
READY STEADY GO
EASY PEASY
CHANGE THE LAYOUT OF YOUR GARDEN
BUYING A CAR
MAKING ADJUSTMENTS
YOUR BODY AND PREGNANCY
AFTER THE BABES BORN
LIFTING
GET THE RIGHT HELP
LIFTING FURNITURE
DONT OVERREACH YOURSELF
PUT UP WITH THE PAIN?
MAKING EXERCISE A HABIT
LEARN WHAT NOT TO DO
PREVENT TRIPS OR SLIPS
LOOK AT YOUR LIGHTING
MULTISTORAGE
KNOW YOUR LIMITATIONS
BE PREPARED
DONT LET YOURSELF BE MANIPULATED
DONT WEAR A BODY BRACE
SAY NO TO XRAYS ON YOUR BACK
STANDING AROUND
SITTING AROUND
DONT GIVE UP
INSIST ON KNOWING WHAT TO DO
FIND A NEW HOBBY
TYPE OF WORK
YOU WOOD DO IT
COOKS
READ ALL ABOUT IT
DO A SEARCH OF THE ORIGINAL LITERATURE YOURSELF
CONTACT SELFHELP ORGANIZATIONS OR PROFESSIONAL BODIES
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