The Good Back Guide

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Random House, Aug 31, 2012 - Medical - 272 pages
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More than 60% of the UK's population report regular back pain with the amount of working time lost, in the region of 119 million days a year. Not everyone has the time - or money - to visit chiropractors or osteopaths. Barrie Savory is one of Britain's leading osteopaths and draws on his many years of research, teaching and practise to provide an easy to follow guide to how we can all protect our backs and, if the damage has already been done, treat injuries and prevent further strain.

Savory looks at the way in which we, as human beings, put our bodies through a series of potentially harmful positions as we go about our daily lives - from the way we get out of bed in the mornings, travel to work, sit at our desks, carry our shopping, watch TV - not to mention injuries through sex.

Full of advice on diet, exercise, posture and relaxation, this guide is also packed with exercises that can be performed safely and easily at home to treat strains and injuries.

 

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Contents

In the Beginning
1
how did we gei into this store?
9
your guide in Ihe basics
19
The Useririendly Guide 10 Understanding your Buck
54
The Lower Back
98
The Middle Bock
120
QADoyintheBockoIH
127
IOjusi for Women
146
Sex in theCiiy 102
162
Prolecfing your Back from Childhood 10 the char Years
174
Beds Chairs and Changing the Environmenl
218
Osleopothy Chiropractic and Physiofheropy
225
A Few Epranclions
234
I7A Last Word
242
Index
254
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Barrie Savory has lectured and treated patients extensively throughout Europe and America. He serves as a Trustee at London's Osteopathic Centre for Children. He divides his time between London and France.

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