- Series: A DiaMedica Guide to Optimum Wellness
- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: DiaMedica; 1 Original edition (June 16, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0979356482
- ISBN-13: 978-0979356483
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,775,588 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Neck Pain Handbook: Your Guide in Understanding and Treating Neck Pain (A DiaMedica Guide to Optimum Wellness) Paperback – June 16, 2009
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THE NECK PAIN HANDBOOK is a nice introduction to the topic of neck pain. Cooper and Visco begin the discussion by outlining the structure and function of the human neck, so that the reader might gain an appreciation of her neck's complex makeup. They then shift focus to the many causes of neck pain, some of which are preventable. They discuss proper posture, and offer ten at-home exercises the reader can employ in order to prevent and/or alleviate neck pain. The authors also discuss more radical treatments for neck pain, including cervical collars (of which they are not big fans), advanced imaging studies, trigger point injections, Botox, topical pain relievers, analgesics, anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxants, x-ray guided injections and surgery.Read more ›
This book is very well written and simple in dealing with the causes and treatments of neck pain. I learned a lot from this book and a lot of the information surprised me. For instance, there are over twenty muscles in the neck. I was drawn to this book because of my profession, I am a 911 Operator and I am forced to be in a sedentary position for eight hour shifts. I can completely relate to neck pain and this book helped me with exercises that I can do when it starts to get stiff.
The authors have several case studies in the book and each one had varying degrees of neck pain. Most of the people were able to get thru their pain without surgery and continuing rehabilitation and exercises. I first thought that this book was going to be more technical than it was, but I found that the authors put everything into simple terms. The medical and anatomy background is very thorough and the reader is able to comprehend the information. I think somebody who has been thru Anatomy and Physiology can handle this book just fine.
The book covers more holistic and acupuncture which I found fascinating. Even better were the photos and illustrations for the exercises. I found these particularly helpful and have sense been incorporating some of the exercises in my daily regime. All in all, I highly recommend this book for anyone with a more sedentary lifestyle, not just people with chronic neck pain.
The fact that this book is written by two physicians is what clinches for me. I feel I can trust what it says. Especially after putting it into practice and having it work so well. If you're a desk jockey as well, I highly recommend this book.
I was being treated by Dr. Visco just as the book was released; my happiness with his treatment may have clouded my judgement.
As I read through the book in his office, just a chapter here and there while I waited, I realized how so much of this stuff applies to my every day life.
Certainly, if I had followed the guidelines in the book, I'd probably never have needed Dr. Visco & his amazing partners and associates.
This book is a fairly simple read for a layperson. Language isn't terribly complicated, and there are visuals to explain most of what is talked about.
Simple concepts like ... (paraphrased) "mold your work environment to your body - not your body to the work environment" should have been obvious to me, but I never thought that way.
Heck, my car has a seat that adjusts forward and backward, angles the back, lumbar support, and an adjustable headrest. The steering wheel column and the attached controls also can be adjusted for depth and angle. I have all that adjustment for the car I use about 9 hours a week in commuting and other tasks.
I spend that much time fixing machines at a lab bench, programming or answering email at my desk, and on my back (or some other inconvenient position) changing wires in a floor, ceiling, or under a desk. --I'm a "computer guy" one job description won't cut it. But until recently, I just sat, stood, or worked around whatever 'stuff' was there.
Not only does the book address ergonomics, but also the basic anatomy of the back; who knew? really - there are tiny little muscles in the spine, and they need to be stretched and exercised!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book provides a set of stretches and exercises to keep your neck in good shape. After 3 days a week in PT, it's been a simple routine to follow for maintenance.Published on June 1, 2013 by Visual Storyteller
The metaphorical phrase 'pain in the neck' is used when some people don't know what they're talking about. Read morePublished on December 11, 2009 by Midwest Book Review
Dr Cooper's book is easy to read, yet highly informative. Simply put, it helped change my life (and posture). Read morePublished on November 16, 2009 by D Collins
The authors are physicians who have a lot of experience treating neck pain, and this book is a good primer for the layperson who knows nothing about the topic. Read morePublished on October 21, 2009 by D. S. Gilbert
This book is a great introduction to neck pain both it's causes and some simple exercises that can help alleviate it. Read morePublished on September 5, 2009 by Marta