The Multifidus Back Pain Solution: Simple Exercises That Target the Muscles That Count

The Multifidus Back Pain Solution: Simple Exercises That Target the Muscles That Count

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By (author) Jim Johnson

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  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 132 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 224mm x 10mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Oakland, CA
  • ISBN 10: 1572242787
  • ISBN 13: 9781572242784
  • Edition statement: Remastered ed.
  • Illustrations note: line drawings
  • Sales rank: 76,981

Product description

New research suggests that most back pain is caused by underdeveloped multifidus muscles, those that connect the spinal vertebrae and are crucial in bending the back. This book presents exercises to strengthen the multifidus group. Simple explanations and black-and-white drawings throughout show readers how to work with these muscles.

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Jim Johnson is a licensed physical therapist with over fifteen years of research, teaching, and clinical experience with chronic back pain patients. Currently he is an instructor in physical therapy at Emery University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Scott D. Boden, M.D., is the Director of the Emery Spine Center and Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Emery University Hospital in Decatur, Georgia. He is the deputy editor of The Spine Journal.

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By a Book Depository customer 10 Dec 2008 3

"Jim Johnson always produces excellent, easily read and to-the-point texts. He is able to reduce reams of proven medical research to the essential facts and then put them across to the public in a way that promotes confidence.
The content of the book makes sense as a treatment programme (perhaps that is too big a word for a minimum number of exercises) for lower back pain. I look forward to trying it."