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Fix Your Own Pain Without Drugs or Surgery Paperback – July 30, 2006
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This book is for everyone who hurts and wants to stop hurting. Renowned research scientist and author Dr. Jolie Bookspan first explains how pain develops and continues. Then in an enjoyable and easy-to-read manner, Dr. Bookspan shows how to apply simple techniques to stop the causes of painand keep it from coming back. Addresses neck and upper back pain, lower back pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, knee pain, ankle and Achilles pain, general foot pain, leg and foot cramps, hamstring stretching, wrist pain, mystery pain, and much more.
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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. I also learned some things about myself: I could do crunches all day, but I was too weak to do a single push-up. My back was weak, my arms were weak, and my posture was terrible. That's why my back hurt. And I was so non-flexible in my chest, hips, and neck (the "front body") that I couldn't even sit up "straight" in order to fix my posture. Since then (about three months) I have been working on getting stronger and more flexible where I need to be in order to live and move like a normal human-- not some slumped-over cave dweller that moves from car to computer to beanbag chair and back again, gradually getting more and more rounded until I looked like an armadillo! The pain is gone, and I have much more freedom of movement in my hips, back and shoulders. I still can't do a "real" push-up, but I am working on it. it I know it takes awhile to retrain muscles after a lifetime of slouching and doing the wrong exercise. Thank you Dr. Jolie!
Your Own Pain" compliments my other two books and has helped MY aches and pains immensely. This is all you need..
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