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Low Back Disorders: Evidence-Based Prevention and Rehabilitation
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Also check out Dr. McGill's other book "Ultimate back fitness and performance" for a less technically dense description of many of the same issues.
This book should be recommended reading for all physical therapists and strength trainers with clients having low back problems and is a must for those suffering from low back pains.
This new book fills a void as a perfect cornerstone to the biopsychosocial model of patient reactivation recommended by international guidelines throughout the world (AHCPR, CSAG, DIHTA). Most significantly, the patient reactivation model being advocated by evidence-based experts today is made more clinically relevant as a result of this thoughtful and practical presentation of the "tools of the trade" for presecribing physiologically sound reactivation approaches. This is the ideal complement to simple reassuring reactivation advice being recommended for acute, uncomplicated low back pain patients and more involved cognitive-behavioral strategies being recommended for complex, chronic patients. It is most relevant for those subacute patients who are at risk of becoming chronically disabled.
McGill highlights the recent scientific evidence which has unmasked the failure of diagnostic imaging to find the "cause" of back pain. He instead points clinicians towards the often ignored literature about the methods available for establishing the patient's functional diagnosis. This section is of great clinical value since most health care providers perform a limited functional assessment of low back pain patients.
Popular concepts such as stability are defined, quantified, and made practical.Read more ›
Two acquiantences recommended Dr. Mcgill's exersises in his book "Lower Back Disorders". I started doing the "Curl Ups", the "Side Bridge" and the "Birddog" exercises. For over one and a half years I have been virtually pain free. I can't believe it. In the past, every year the pain would become so severe I would miss work and be flat on my back.
This past year I have been doing extensive renovations around my home and cottage. I have been lifting 70lb. bundles of shingles up ladders, digging trenches, and moving yards of top soil. My back seems very flexible. Generally I feel great. Some days after the extreme physical activity I feel discomfort. This is caused by sore muscles and arthritis in my pelvic region. I have not had any immobility like in the past.
Finding Dr Mcgill's book was a miracle for me. I feel like I was "cured". I have highly recommended it to many of my friends.
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written for medical students but with synopsis throughout the book that anyone can understand. helped a lot to know what type of exercise is best for low back pain and type is... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Susie
Tons of info on why your back hurts and what to do about it. Very technical but a must read. You only get one back!Published on March 23, 2014 by David Balicki
I have not got that far but like others have said it is a very detailed and factual based book. The amount of referenced material gives it a scholarly feel and read. Read morePublished on August 9, 2012 by bhamwashi
I see that both editions link to the same collection of reviews. Has anyone compared the two editions, or do you know what the difference is? The older one is cheaper.Published on June 10, 2009 by smiley
This book is fantastic. I wish I could thank Dr. McGill personally for this well-researched, well-founded book on rehabilitating the lower back. Read morePublished on January 2, 2007 by Sebastian Knight
I refer to this book many times over over the years and has helped clear up that tricky patient that is not getting better as fast as they and you the doctor would like. Read morePublished on September 8, 2005 by Leo,DC
This book is full of information that every doctor who sees patients should have in their office. A must have , detail of structure issues and resvoling layout and protocol. Read morePublished on July 2, 2005 by Lee
I have been using this text in my office for over a year, and rarely a day goes by that I don't reference information from Dr. McGill's wonderful book. Read morePublished on January 8, 2004 by Robert Block