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Fix Your Own Pain Without Drugs or Surgery Paperback – July 30, 2006
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I suspect that the very active nature of these suggestions will be the main problem with this book for many people. Most solutions here are in the form of things you need to do every day for some period of time, perhaps even the rest of your life, in order to adjust your body to work the way it's supposed to as we all continue to get older. There are some quick-fixes to be found in this title, but that's the exception. For example, I had been suffering for about a year with problems related to what she calls forward-neck. In literally five minutes after reading her description of the problem (as part of the extensive free information given on the author's web site) and finally understanding what had gone wrong, I slid my neck back into place using one of her suggested exercises.Read more ›
My doctor said I had to quit driving to my job or else just live with the pain. Then my lower back cramped up one day when I tied my shoes and I couldn't stand up straight to walk around! I'm only 39 and I thought I was healthy -- what was going on? I spent $2000 on chiropractors and massages and though they helped me somewhat, it was only while I was getting the treatments. And I started to run out of money for treatments. NO ONE had any help for me; that is what I found so frustrating. No explanations, no reasons, no plans. I kept hearing, "strengthen your abs, do crunches, sit up straight, have good posture." I did lots of crunches, but I still had pain whenever I was driving, working, sitting, reading, etc. I tried to keep good posture, but "sitting up straight" hurt worse than slumping. The only thing that didn't hurt was laying flat on the floor. Great. Maybe I could get a job viewing the stars at a planetarium.
I found Dr. Bookspan's website online, read everything she had there, and bought two books: "Healthy Living" and "Heal Your Own Pain." Both are great and they complement each other. I started doing the exercises she recommended and right away things got better. Really.Read more ›
Enter Dr. Bookspan's guidance. Two of the simple exercises in the neck pain portion of this book provided an immediate degree of relief! The benefits were not temporary - I've enjoyed improvement every week for the past six weeks, along with the ability to reduce use of pain killers. It takes me about ten minutes a day to perform the exercies, and I'm already having occasional pain-free days. I expect a pain-free week soon, which would be the first in a long time.
Her innovative and novel approach works for me, and I'm grateful. Many thanks to Dr. Jolie Bookspan for publishing these remedies!
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Amazing book. I relieved shoulder tightness and hip pain within 1 week.Published 2 months ago by Janeen Curtiss
have only read specific areas that apply to my injured area but ideas were goodPublished 5 months ago by edwin smith
Introduced to this book by my Son. I have been going to the chiropractor with back and neck pain for a year. Read morePublished 7 months ago by John Gibson
Clear concise directions on how to easily improve your body mechanics and eliminate pain. It works!Published 8 months ago by Karen Root
I really doesn't cover what my needs are at the present time.Published 8 months ago by Kenneth Edwards
I've read several of Jolie Bookspan's books and I love them. They are great self help books for those that can't afford/don't have time for physical therapy and/or don't like... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jonathan Simms