Overcoming Back and Neck Pain: A Proven Program for Recovery and Prevention

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Harvest House Publishers, Feb 1, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 224 pages
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"One-third" of Americans report having had low-back pain in the last 30 days. Ten percent are enduring chronic neck pain right now! Drug prescriptions, endless treatments, and limited lifestyles are just some of the consequences. Expert physical therapist Lisa Morrone says "no" to the treadmill of suffering. From nearly 20 years of teaching and practicing physical therapy, she offers a clinically proven approach to overcoming nagging back or neck pain. Lisa puts in one straightforward, accessible package the most effective exercises, guidelines, and lifestyle adjustments, involving... proper posture and core stability strengthening and stretching healthy movement patterns and ergonomics recovery from pain from compressed or ruptured discs nutrition, rest, and emotional/spiritual issues With Lisa's recommendations, readers will find they can attain substantial or complete freedom from pain--which brings freedom to enjoy work, friends, and family again, and live a fulfilling life serving God and others.
 

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Contents

Foreword by John Labiak MD Specialist in Spinal Surgery
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Vocab for Rehab
11
Enough Is Enough
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The Thing About Pain Why Do I Have It and What Will Make It Go Away?
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Posture The Culprit and the Cure Sitting Give Your Discs a Break Standing Realign Your Body to Avoid Pain Sleeping Dont Add Insult to Injury
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Everyone Needs a Stable Foundation Abdominal Bracing Protects Against Joint and Disc Injuries
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Waking the Sleeping Giants Part One Retraining Core Back Muscles to Face the Demands of Movement
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Waking the Sleeping Giants Part Two How to Retrain Core Neck Muscles
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Stretch Yourself to New Lengths Never Feel Stiff Again
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Stretchology 101 Nine Key Stretches to Pull You out of Pain
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Oh My Aching Discs Part One What Can Go Wrong with Your Discs? Can It Be Fixed?
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Oh My Aching Discs Part Two Simple Steps to Recovering from DiscRelated Pain
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The Right Way to Move Stop Causing Yourself Pain
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An Environment Set Up for Success Where to Put Everything
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Its Whats on the Inside That Counts Rest and Sleep for Recovery Nutrition for Healing Emotional Baggage Unpacked Spiritual Bondage Released
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Notes
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Increasing the Mass of Your Mirror Muscles Strength for Lifting
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Lisa Morrone, PT, has helped thousands of patients and readers get free from physical and emotional pain. A speaker, physical therapist, and adjunct professor for doctoral programs in physical therapy, she has authored Overcoming Back and Neck Pain, Overcoming Overeating, and Diabetes. She graduated her university PT training magna cum laude and now practices in New York state, where shelives with her husband and two children.

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