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The Back Doctor Mass Market Paperback – April 1, 1982
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The book by Dr Hall was very informative. I clearly showed that my back pain was of a type that could be dealt with by following the exercises he recommended and keeping my weight to a normal weight. One of the most important things I learned from this book is that I could and should exercise through the pain. This was difficult and since the pain could be brought on by just one wrong move, often had one or more bouts of bad back pain each year. I would lose weight if I was over weight and increase my exercises that proved most helpful for relieving my back pain. I have had my back checked with X-Ray on a couple of occasions and the report is that they could see nothing wrong except for thing disks. My worst pain was in the lumbar region and now that I am 80, I have T12 vertebrae that has collapsed and gives me some trouble as well as a bent back, the main problem is a move that I do not remember that give me quite severe pain in the lumbar region. It is sometimes on the left side and sometimes on the right. I grit my teeth and exercise through the pain and usually within three days to ten days, I pretty much pain free. When friends and colleagues ask my how I manage to keep so active, my answer is always the same. "I was blessed with a bad back at an early age and to remain strong, active and avoid back pain, I have exercised every day of my life". An interesting story about this book. In about 1990, I was walking along the hallway of a Norwegian company for whom I was consulting and I met a very tall Norwegian who was in obvious back pain. I did not know him, but I stopped him and asked him if he was suffering from back pain. He said yes. I told him that next time when I was in Norway, I would bring him my book about back pain by Dr. Hall. At that time, I lived in Aberdeen, Scotland and about a week later I brought the book to him. About a year later I ran into him in the corridor again and he was walking tall and without pain. We chatted about the back pain for a time and related how the book had changed his life. I inquired if he could return the book and he replied, "I would like to, but I have passed it along to my brother-in-law". We laughed about that and I said, I am happy to hear about you success with the book and hope that it works as well for your brother-in-law. I continue to recommend this book to all people with back problems. One additional thing that I might mention about back pain. It can be so debilitating and make life so difficult for those who are suffering with this pain that many tend to think their pain is unique and much worse than the back pain of someone like me who has a bout of back pain and can get over it with exercise. Only in very rare cases is this true and Dr Hall clearly explains why we should make every effort to keep back pain under our control. Of course there can be back problems that cannot be controlled by exercise and fitness. The good thing is that is not very often the case and with discipline and the desire to remain active and control our individual back pain we can lead a long active life with only short periods of back pain. In my case, the exercise has also kept the knees, hips and ankles in pretty good working order. I plan to trek up Kilimanjaro (20,000 feet) one more time next year if I can reach the desired level of fitness.
He also puts plain words on all the Chiro/etc techno-talk and what it all boils down to.
I read it over 5 years ago - haven't seen a chiro since. Have I been without any pain - no. But the bouts are few & far between + I know what to do - and it's never so bad I must stay in bed or sitting all day long.
I had been going to chiros for over 20 years and they had never been able to resolve it. (The last one was actually very nice - and did give me some decent guidlines - which all others before had failed to do).
I don't remember if he says it these words, but modern back pain is a combo of several things : mainly inactivity, weight problems and bad sitting habits. Our backs are precious - we should take better care of them.