The author of Pain Free returns to address the subject of pain caused by computer work. His philosophy is that carpal tunnel surgery, ergonomic chairs, and pain-killing medicines are poor choices for the treatment of this pain and that only the realignment of the body and correction of muscle weakness can fix computer-related stiff necks, headaches, and carpal tunnel syndrome. In plans for low, moderate, and heavy users of computers, Egoscue offers well-illustrated stretches and strengthening exercises. Though it is difficult to believe that all ergonomic devices are bad and that surgery is never necessary, some library patrons may be clamoring for alternative approaches to overuse injury. Otherwise, try more mainstream sources like Sandra Peddie's The Repetitive Strain Injury Sourcebook (LJ 12/97) or Deborah Quilter's The Repetitive Strain Injury Recovery Book (LJ 2/1/98), which were both written with the assistance of an M.D. This book is recommended only for public libraries where demand warrants.AElizabeth A. Williams, Houston Acad. of Medicine-Texas Medical Ctr. Lib.
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This book is a miracle worker. If you're suffering from chronic pain anywhere on your body this book is not only effective but among the easiest to read and understand. Read morePublished 2 months ago by kenneth j eldridge jr
Pete, as always, has great tips that truly work. His tips have sustained me throughout my life as an active horsewoman and avid writer.Published 6 months ago by Kim Walnes
I would recommend this to anyone who has pain issues. I used the go to the chiropractor every time my back hurt. Since I got this book I have not needed to use the Chiro. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Leonard R Steinmeyer
Excellent exercises for computer users, to correct postural imbalances due to staring at a computer.Published 9 months ago by Blue ridge hiker
This is a great book for those of us who spend hours at the PC. The back pain, shoulder pain and hand pain can be helped with proper care of our bodies. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Glenda Council Beall
Great theory on helping your body get back to "normal".Published 11 months ago by Erin C O'Shaughnessy