The Back Sufferer's Bible: You CAN Treat Your Own Back!

The Back Sufferer's Bible: You CAN Treat Your Own Back!


By (author) Sarah Key

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  • Publisher: VERMILION
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 232mm x 22mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 22 June 2000
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0091814944
  • ISBN 13: 9780091814946
  • Sales rank: 25,432

Product description

The first book showing how, in easily followed steps, you can treat your own back pain. Unlike the author's previous book Back In Action, which gives information on the range of treatments available for different back problems, The Back Sufferer's Handbook places emphasis on the contribution the sufferer can make putting the problem right. In language that every back pain sufferer will find completely understandable, it describes each spinal disorder and what causes the pain. It gives helpful back exercises with information about what they will achieve and how frequently they should be done. There is also advice on back pain management, the role of medication, the use of bed rest and how to return to work. This book is essential reading both for the patient confined to bed with acute back pain, and for someone with less severe back problems, but still having to cope with back pain or discomfort on an everyday basis.

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Author information

Sarah Key trained as a physiotherapist in Sydney before going to London in 1975. In 1976, she established the Sarah Key Physiotherapy Centre in the Harley street area of London before returning to Sydney, where her practice has been based since 1987.

Review quote

"Sarah Key's exercises really do work" -- HRH the Prince of Wales "physiotherapist to The Royals" Daily Mail

Editorial reviews

A vital new approach for all sufferers of back pain, based no a new understanding of the initiating factors in spinal damage. Key, an Australian physiotherapist with a treatment centre in London, and author of Back in Action, proposes that the stiffening and dehydration of a single disc can cause a stiff spinal segment to develop. This usually passes unnoticed or untreated until something more serious develops, but can eventually lead to symptoms of authritis, slipped disc and other causes of back pain. However, intervention at the early stages may resolve the problems before it progresses, and even later on can reverse much of the damage. What's more, you can undertake many of the rehabilitation procedures youself. The author writes beautifully, revealing a profound appreciation of the harmonious flow of body movements which should be achievable by almost anyone. The Prince of Wales, one of her patents, has written the foreword. (Kirkus UK)