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Based on breakthrough results from the newest scientifically proven research, this guide offers back-pain sufferers real relief—simple exercises that target the exact muscles that have been newly identified to be the source of most back pain.
If you are one of the millions who suffer from recurring back pain, and have found that your attempts at complicated and time-consuming exercise programs and treatments have not helped, it’s time to learn the simple techniques that strengthen the specific muscles that are at the root of your pain. Start living free from pain now!
When physical therapist Jim Johnson reviewed the back-pain studies in peer-reviewed medical journals published over the past fifteen years, he found that the research suggested that a specific set of muscles played a key role in a great majority of back-pain incidences. The results showed that most back-pain sufferers have undeveloped multifidus (mull-tiff-i-dus) muscles. These muscles connect the spinal vertebrae together and play a subtle, but critical, role in bending and twisting motions of the back. If they are weak, inflamed, or in spasm, they can cause chronic back pain. In response to these findings, Johnson devised a simple series of exercises that focus on strengthening the multifidus muscles—and had fabulous results in reducing back pain for a variety of patients.
New research suggests that most back pain is caused by underdeveloped multifidus muscles, those that connect the spinal vertebrae and are crucial in bending the back. This book presents exercises to strengthen the multifidus group. Simple explanations and black-and-white drawings throughout show readers how to work with these muscles.
Simple exercises that target the muscles that count.
When physical therapist Jim Johnson reviewed the double-blind back-pain studies published in peer-reviewed journals in the past 15 years, he found that about 90 percent of back pain sufferers have underdeveloped multifidus muscles. These muscles connect the spinal vertebrae, and are involved with the back bending and twisting motions. This simple series of exercises with accompanying line drawings will help anyone quickly learn how to strengthen these muscles to prevent and overcome pain.
Based on breakthrough results from the newest scientifically proven research, The Multifidus Back Pain Solution offers back pain sufferers a series of simple exercises that target the exact muscles that have been newly identified to be the source of back pain. Illustrations accompany each exercise so readers quickly learn how to overcome their pain.
About the Author
Jim Johnson is a licensed physical therapist with over fifteen years of research, teaching, and clinical experience with chronic back pain patients. Currently he is an instructor in physical therapy at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA.
Scott D. Boden, MD, is director of the Emory Spine Center and associate professor of orthopedic Surgery at Emory University Hospital in Decatur, GA. He is the deputy editor of The Spine Journal.
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