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Back Pain Solutions: How to Help Yourself with Posture-Movement Therapy and Education

Academic journal article et Cetera

Back Pain Solutions: How to Help Yourself with Posture-Movement Therapy and Education

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Bruce I. Kodish. Back Pain Solutions: How to Help Yourself With Posture-Movement Therapy and Education. Pasadena, Calif.: Extensional Publishing, 2001.

Bruce I. Kodish is a veteran physical therapist and co-author with Susan Presby Kodish of Drive Yourself Sane: Using the Uncommon Sense of General Semantics. In Back Pain Solutions, Bruce Kodish provides many practical ideas and solutions for ameliorating back pain.

The book covers causes of back pain, neck pain and repetitive strain; how pain can serve a useful purpose; how to control symptoms; how to improve posture; and how to build confidence, a sense of control and the responsibility to move beyond pain. Such responsibility includes the author's suggestion that the sufferer behave as a personal scientist by applying a scientific attitude to the problem (a scientific attitude involves an open-minded examination of one's assumptions, with a willingness to test and change them on the basis of available evidence).

Kodish particularly focuses on how to overcome back problems through the use of posture-movement therapy and education. …

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