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Back RX

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Back RX by Vijay Vad, M.D. and Peter Occhiogrosso
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Feb 09, 2004 | ISBN 9781592400454

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“After three months, the results have been striking: 80%… reported that their pain was reduced by at least half”—The Wall Street Journal

“[Dr. Vad’s] holistic approach can work for anyone willing to put in just a little time and positive thought.” —Ellen Barkin

“[His] innovative research on the professional tennis and golf tours and the practicality of Back Rx make it suitable for professional athletes and weekend warriors, as well as couch potatoes.” —Bill Norris, athletic trainer, Association of Tennis Professionals Circuit

Back Rx has been medically proven to have significant positive effect on low back pain caused by disc pathology.” —Don Aspergen, Sports Medicine Division, the PGA Tour and Senior PGA Tour

Table Of Contents


Introduction: The Back Rx Way to a Healthy, Pain-Free Backxi
What to Do If You’re in Pain Right Nowxvii

Part one
chapter one: How Your Back Works3
chapter two: Why Your Back Hurts9
chapter three: The Four Stages of Low Back Pain Care and Recovery15
chapter four: Flexibility, Strength, and Endurance: the Three Keys to Good Balance and Posture25
chapter five: Power Tips for Healthy Backs35
chapter six: Resuming Activity after a Low Back Injury51

Part two: Back Rx Series A, B, and C
chapter seven: Introduction: Doing the Back Rx Exercises57
chapter eight: Return to Movement: Back Rx Series A63
chapter nine: Resuming Full Activity: Back Rx Series B95
chapter ten: Into the Fast Lane: Back Rx Series C 119

Part three
chapter eleven: Other Caregivers143
chapter twelve: State-of-the-Art Treatments and the Future of Low Back Care149
Appendix: Resources on the Web156

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