As many as 80 per cent of people experience some sort of back pain and getting rid of it can be tricky, time-consuming and expensive. The Little Back Bookis a handy guide to identifying and treating a bad back, and to maintaining a healthy spine.The book is written in a refreshingly upbeat style by bestselling non-fiction author Joan Sauers in consultation with Peter Edwards. Joan suffered 20 years of chronic back pain until a podiatrist finally fixed her structural imbalance and so she is alive to the problems faced by the patient of back treatments. Peter is a sport and fitness expert who is passionate about the importance of activity to maintaining a strong spine.The Little Back Bookstarts by looking at the basic anatomy of the spine and the different locations of back pain. It describes all the various treatment options available from physiotherapy to cupping, Rofling to surgery, and assesses likely outcomes. Then it explains how to keep back pain from reoccurring and how to maintain a strong, dynamic spine through stretching, exercise and establishing the right living and working environment.Photos accompany the exercises for clarity and there are simple illustrations of anatomical structures.
The Little Back Booktakes a holistic approach to overcoming pain and emphasises the importance of good posture and a healthy lifestyle. It provides plenty of practical strategies for an active life and encourages readers not to give up until they find a way to manage their back care successfully.