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The Multifidus Back Pain Solution: Simple Exercises That Target the Muscles That Count Paperback – June 15, 2002


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  • Paperback: 132 pages
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications; 1 edition (June 15, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1572242787
  • ISBN-13: 978-1572242784
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #108,004 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Readers who suffer from spinal stenosis might want to check out Treat Your Own Spinal Stenosis. It contains all the multifidus exercises shown in The Multifidus Back Pain Solution, plus additional exercises specifically designed to restore back flexibility and proprioception.


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Let a board certified physical therapist with over 23 years of experience help you solve your pain problem.

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Customer Reviews

It could just change your life like it has mine.
M. Burnett
I can unreservedly recommend that anyone with lower back pain try this simple exercise which takes only a few minutes.
Bibliophile
The book is very, very well written - convincing, too, with studies cited.
Addie Summers

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364 of 374 people found the following review helpful By G. Brennan on August 22, 2006
Format: Paperback
Physical therapist (P.T.) Jim Johnson's The Multifidus Back Pain Solution is a straight forward, educational and hope inspiring read that has been effective in helping me address my lower back and leg nerve pain.

For others who may be searching for a non-drug or non-surgical answer to back pain, I am sharing my experience in the hope of helping someone else.

Background:

Over the last year and half, I could not get any more than 3-4 hours sleep a night, because of back pain. I went through 3 new beds. Each new firm mattress I tried ended up after a month not being supportive enough for my sore back pain. My doctor recommended muscle relaxants, but that didn't help. So, I cranked up the sit-ups and attended an exercise class in addition to my normal tennis and occasional running. No pain, no gain. (Yes I am a slow learner). Then in exercise class my right knee went numb from a jumping exercise and I could not walk for a couple of minutes. Now I had back pain preventing me from sleeping. Sitting was becoming impossible without pain. My right knee would go numb going up stairs two at a time. My left leg had nerve pain shooting down my left thigh and part of my lower leg. And even after 4+ weeks staying off exercise to heal, none of these pains were going away.

So, the doctor ordered a series of tests and physical therapy for me. Ultrasound, electrical treatment and stretching for previous sports injuries always worked in the past. This time, physical therapy was a bust and some stretching my leg nerve pain. After getting an MRI of my back, the orthopedic doctor explained I have Grade 1 / 2 spondylolisthesis (i.e.
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103 of 110 people found the following review helpful By "shooter3pt" on December 19, 2003
Format: Paperback
I am so excited when I see one of our members write such an informative book for the public. I read the book in one day. I too, am a physical therapist with a manual therapy background. I believe to the average "joe" this book will be helpful and encouraging. I would have liked "live" pictures, and more of a description of the multifidus. By strengthening the multifidus muscle, what movements does that help with and why? How does the spine become more stable by strengthening these muscles? These are questions I would have liked more specifically addressed. I glad he gave credit to Stanley Paris,PT,PH.D., whom has been advocating these exercises for over 10 years!
I think it's a good book for anyone not in the physical therapy profession as it answers most of the back pain questions.
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67 of 70 people found the following review helpful By 2bluesky2 on April 25, 2007
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Jim Johnson stopped looking for causes of chronic back pain after researching the studies on the subject. Scientific studies don't support the common theories about what causes chronic back pain. Many people without pain live happily not knowing that they have back conditions usually treated with surgery.

Johnson also found that people with pain usually have weakened multifidus muscles. Those without pain usually don't. So, instead of looking for causes, Johnson recommends that patients initially work to strengthen their multifidus muscles. These muscles weave around your spine from your neck to your low back. Their location on your spine indicates their importance to your back health. Johnson describes three different exercises that target the multifidus. He lets the reader choose the one that they prefer to do.

Most physical therapists recommend multiple exercises for chronic back pain. That shotgun approach can be effective if followed. But patient compliance drops as programs get more complex. Johnson's program requires performing only one exercise. Yet most of his patients improve or completely relieve their chronic back pain without any other treatment.

Johnson says most patients notice improvements within two weeks. If you don't improve within three months, try something else. He also acknowledges that his program is for chronic back pain: continuous or intermittent pain lasting for months. For acute pain, time heals better than any exercise program.

The book illustrates the exercises he recommends. Here is a basic description of them:

Johnson most highly recommends the "bird-dog" or opposite arm/leg extension. Start in an all-fours position on the floor. Raise one leg straight back and hold it up for a second, then lower.
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49 of 53 people found the following review helpful By M. Burnett on August 16, 2004
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I've had chronic back pain for years and have tried several modalities to treat the pain. I've also read several books on the subject and have tried different exercises. The Multifidus Back Pain Solution has fabulous medical research to back it up, simple exercises for people of all different strengths, and great common sense.

Most of the pain I have had in my back is gone. On the rare occasion that I do have pain, it is much less intense and doesn't last for as long. I have renewed hope and a rich life because I can move without fear.

Strenthening the multifidus is the way to go. I have checked out the spine journals where the author gets his information, and they are right on the mark.

The Chiropractor who wrote that the book is full of garbage should realize that the author is actually an advocate for chiropractic care along side the exercise program in the book.

I also don't see medical research as to the Chirpractor's claims to back them up.

Jim Johnson has clearly spent meticulous hours on organizing medical research, reading the spine journals, and seeing where commonalites exist within the data. I don't know too many practitioners who care that much to be so meticulous.

This book has allowed me to regain control of my back and not rely on outside help.

Buy this book and follow the program. It could just change your life like it has mine.
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