Back Care Basics

Back Care Basics

A Doctor’s Gentle Yoga Program for Back and Neck Pain Relief
By Mary Pullig Schatz
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    A Doctor’s Gentle Yoga Program for Back and Neck Pain Relief

  • Shambhala Publications
    ISBN: 9781930485501
    Back Care Basics offers the low-cost solution for back care in the new millennium: therapeutic yoga. Dr. Schatz’s approach to back rehabilitation is gentle, effective, and doesn't resort to drugs or surgery. Her program encourages both positive health practices and a positive outlook; the important tools needed for prevention and healing. Dr. Schatz has designed this program to help those with pain from chronic musculoskeletal back and neck strain, spinal arthritis, osteoporosis, premenstrual syndrome, pregnancy, and scoliosis. Simple and practical ways to heal the back, restructure the body, and cope with stress are taught so that one becomes more sensitive to early warning signs of an impending “back attack” and what to do to ward it off.
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    "Yoga enables the various parts of the body to function in harmony, keeps the cellular system healthy, and improves circulation and respiration—the main vehicles of health. Dr. Schatz has demonstrated the efficacy of yoga by blending the thoughts of the West with those of the East. She has described the construction of the spinal column with its vertebrae and its protecting muscles in a clear and simple way, so that all can easily understand its functioning. She has given correct cautions to observe while exercising and stresses the importance of rehabilitation after injury and surgery." —B. K. S. Iyengar

    "Back Care Basics is an important book for those with back problems to integrate into their daily lives. Dr. Schatz has done us all a tremendous service in bringing this time-honored system of healing to our attention." —William Connor, MD, author of The New American Diet

    "I find yoga to be a powerful system for preventing the most common types of lower back pain. Indeed, many of the back exercises used by orthopedists and physical therapists are derived from yoga techniques." —Dean Ornish, MD, author of Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease

    "When a back injury prevented me from making the 1992 U.S. Olympic team, I was ready to retire. Dr. Schatz not only relieved my immediate pain, but also gave me a daily exercise routine to correct the source of the problem and prevent further injury . . . just in time to start training for 1996!" —Margaret Groos, 1988 U.S. Olympic marathoner

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