A GUIDE TO WHOLE HEALING FOR OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS AND OTHER ACTIVE PEOPLE
Whether your back aches after a rigorous weekend bike ride, too many hours spent at your computer, or helping a friend move house, the root cause can be hard to pinpoint. The Healthy Back Book addresses what you need to know: the basic structure of the spine, the most common back injuries, and the chronic pain problems that can arise. It then offers "whole body" approach to healing--with information and tips from medical specialists, physical therapists, yoga and fitness instructors, bodywork practitioners, and herbalists-providing varied and simple solutions for active individuals.
- Candid advice and clear techniques for dealing with lower back pain
- Best practices from both Western and Eastern medical traditions
- Simple stretches and conditioning exercises
- Nutritional tips to help avoid or lessen future injury
Astrid Pujari, M.D., has more than fifteen years of experience integrating herbal, nutritional, and mind-body therapies with traditional Western medicine.
Freelance writer and editor Nancy Schatz Alton specializes in health and nutrition topics.
"This pithy guide offers the reader a wealth of holistic approaches to build the strength of mind and body necessary to overcome and
prevent most common back problems. It's an absolute must-read for anyone interested in living a pain-free and healthy life."
-David Clayton, M.D., MBA
Scripps Clinic and Research
Institute and author, The Healthy Guide to Unhealthy Living