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Relief Is in the Stretch: End Back Pain Through Yogaby Loren M., Md Fishman
Synopses & Reviews
Dr. Loren M. Fishman, a specialist in rehabilitation medicine who has been using yoga in his medical practice for thirty years, studied yoga in India for a year with B. K. S. Iyengar and is an internationally recognized expert in research and clinical treatment of sciatica and low back pain. This book helps you determine how to start your own yoga practice or alter your existing practice, depending on the severity and chronicity of your pain, and on your physical condition. The postures in this guide, each one illustrated by a photograph, target specific sources of pain--from arthritis to spinal stenosis, from pregnancy to sacroiliac joint derangement--and demonstrate how you can manage, reduce, and ultimately end your pain.
Book News Annotation:
Dr. Fishman (rehabilitation medicine, Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital, New York), a longtime yoga practitioner who integrates yoga into his practice, teams with a health field writer to explain the benefits of yoga for relieving low back pain. Including photos of poses for each diagnosis, suggested reading, and resources, they discuss nine common causes of such pain and yoga basics. Not indexed.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
is the first book to distinguish the nine common causes of low back pain, to teach you how to identify them, and to describe appropriate yoga poses to relieve each one of them.
About the Author
Loren Fishman, MD, is a physiatrist and a professor at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He lives in New York City.Carol Ardman is a writer. She lives in New York City.
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