Synopses & Reviews
After suffering from back pain for twenty years, Dr. Art Brownstein shares the cure that worked for him and thousands of others.
Back pain is a global epidemic and the number one cause of disability in the US for people under forty-five. Seven out of ten people in the US will suffer serious back pain at some stage in their lives.
Sharing his own story of surgery, painkiller dependency, and severe depression, Dr. Brownstein guides you through the recovery program that gave him his life back. Today, he runs a medical practice, bikes, surfboards, teaches yoga, and leads an active life—free of pain!
Dr. Brownstein covers topics such as The Straw that Broke the Camel’s Back, Your Mind, Your Body and Back Pain, Moving Past Your Pain, The Back to Life Stretching Program, Strengthening Your Back, Stress Management for Your Back, Eating for a Healthy Back, Back to Work: Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Back to Play: An Essential Ingredient for Healing, Back to Life: Emotional and Spiritual lessons for Healing, and special sections on emergency back care, recommended reading and resources.
Andrew Weil, M.D. Informative, scientifically accurate, and full of hope for sufferers.
Dean Ornish, M.D. author of Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease and Love and Survival Dr. Brownstein is a remarkable physician who combines the best of traditional and nontraditional approaches. In Healing Back Pain Naturally, he provides a truly integrative approach to the treatment and prevention of back pain.
Larry Dossey, M.D. author of Prayer Is Good Medicine and Healing Words He explains in plain language why back pain is more than a mechanical problem, and how millions who suffer from it can be healed through a holistic approach.
Bernie Siegel, M.D. author of Love, Medicine & Miracles and Prescriptions for Living The future treatment of back pain is here today with Dr. Brownstein's truly revolutionary program. I hope that everyone who suffers from back pain will read his book and heed its wisdom.
Inspired by his own experiences overcoming back pain, Dr. Brownstein lays out in straightforward language his "Back to Life" program, an innovative healing strategy that transforms patients' lives. 90 photos & illustrations throughout.
Dr. Art Brownstein suffered back pain for twenty agonizing years. Now he shares the cure that worked for him and thousands of others: his revolutionary Back to Life Program.
Sharing his own story of surgery, painkiller dependency, and severe depression, Dr. Brownstein guides you through the recovery program that gave him his life back. Today, he runs a medical practice, bikes, surfboards, teaches yoga, and leads an active life -- free of pain!
About the Author
Art Brownstein, MD, is a clinical instructor of medicine at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and medical director of the Princeville Medical Clinic in Princeville, Hawaii. A former Air Force flight surgeon, he is also the only American physician to ever receive a diploma in yogic education from the government of India.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Straw That Broke the Camel's Back
Chapter 2: Your Mind, Your Body, and Back Pain
Chapter 3: Moving Past Your Pain
Chapter 4: The Back To Life Stretching Program
Chapter 5: Strengthening Your Back
Chapter 6: Stress Management for Your Back
Chapter 7: Eating for a Healthy Back
Chapter 8: Back To Work: Slow and Steady Wins the Race
Chapter 9: Back To Play: An Essential Ingredient for Healing
Chapter 10: Back To Life: Emotional and Spiritual Lessons for Healing
Special Section: Emergency Back Care