By authors: Sharon Sauer CMTPT, LMT, Mary Biancalana MS, CMTPT, LMT Foreword by: Bernard E. Filner MD
Learn the secrets to lasting pain relief: finding and deactivating trigger points, the underlying cause of most low back pain. Trigger points are sensitive tight spots in taut bands of muscle tissue. Treating trigger points that refer pain to the low back and buttock areas, rather than addressing only the specific sites of your pain, is the best way to comprehensively treat occasional or chronic discomfort and prevent it from coming back.
Packed with illustrated treatment techniques, Trigger Point Therapy for Low Back Pain offers effective strategies beginners can practice at home and detailed hands-on protocols health care practitioners can use while working with patients. Find out which of eleven muscles could be causing back pain, then learn specific trigger point treatments and correct underlying perpetuating factors to immediately relieve soreness and tension in these muscles. If you're ready to try a targeted approach to eliminating back pain, this manual will provide you with all the information you need to get started and end low back discomfort once and for all.
This book does modern medicine a great service… [and is] presented effectively for the primary reader, the patient.
—David G. Simons, MD, associate voluntary professor at Emory University and coauthor, with Janet Travell, of Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual, V.1 and V.2
... a gold mine of information in a user-friendly format. I recommend this book to all who suffer from occasional or chronic low back pain.
—Robert D. Gerwin, MD, associate professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins University
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