Uncategorized

Healthy Back Anatomy

One of the biggest and most painful conditions to live with is back pain. Back and neck pain are two of the most common health problems today. If you’ve experienced either or both, then you’ll no doubt agree. I’ve been living with both. Many years ago I moved a very heavy patient the wrong way, and I’ve had back and neck issues ever since. Going to a chiropractor helps, but the onus is on us to support and strengthen our back with exercises. We need to educate ourselves and find a great resource, and I found the perfect book to assist us.

The Healthy Back Anatomy, A Chiropractor’s Guide to a Pain-Free Back is a compendium of specific exercises that will improve your backs health. It’s a complete program that includes stretches, balance and posture exercises, and lower back, neck, shoulder, and core exercises, as well as warm-ups and cool-downs.

Many people get severe headaches or experience numbness in the legs, feet, buttocks and even their hands. All these conditions may be linked to the health of your back.

Healthy Back Anatomy

A solid understanding of our spinal anatomy is important to achieving a healthy and flexible back. This book is packed with vivid images with concise explanations about each muscle. They also provide the anatomical illustrations that let you see how your muscles work. You’ll be able to mindfully work each muscle as you follow the step by step guides.

Each exercise has a ‘Quick Guide’ that shares the target muscles, level of intensity, the type of exercise it is, the benefits and who should not be doing the movement. They also have a ‘Do it Right’ section that shares the right and wrong way to perform the exercise or stretch.

As you go through the book and you’ll want to pick out specific exercises that you can handle at the onset. You’ll soon notice how quickly you can upgrade your moves, or how much further you can stretch. I’m doing all the beginner exercises, along with a few intermediate. When done properly, you’ll definitely feel better. The book comes with a poster that features the bodies muscle anatomy and some exercises. It’s a great quick reference instead of thumbing through your book.

I’ve never seen such a comprehensive book with detailed guidance to help us strengthen our back, core and neck. I’m so glad I have this ‘back bible’; it’s made a big impact on my back’s health and even my posture. It’s a great book for any looking to improve their back.

Disclaimer: I received product to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.

76 Comments

  • I want to win this as it would help us immensely! My husband and I both suffer from back and shoulder pain as well as general aches and pains. This should help me get over my fear of Chiropractors 🙂

  • I want to learn how to help my husband with his back pain, and keep my back in good condition as I age.

  • I’d like to win this prize to gift to my boyfriend. He is an information junkie and he love to read things like this. He eats up books and articles on the most random of things and lately he’s been reading similar titles.

  • My job has my back aching all the time,this book might give me a few tips on helping the problems.

  • My husband has a history of back pain. He manages it with yoga and exercises provided by his PT. This book would give him additional information to insure a healthy back.

  • I am hoping that it will help me with my back and alignment issues. I’ve tried a few stretches I have seen online and they seem to help a little but hopefully this could help me even more.

  • I have had an uncomfortable back since my teens. This would be greatly appreciated and needed.

  • I have spinal stenosis, I’ve been dealing with osteoarthritis for 25 years, two years ago I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. I try to keep strong by watching my diet, regular exercise and meditation.

  • My daughter is starting school to be a physical therapist and I think she will find this educational!

  • I want to expand my knowledge on how and why it doesn’t work sometimes. I’ve Had one upper spinal surgery and now it looks like I’ll need lumbar surgery. I really want a reference guide.

  • I had a whiplash injury many years ago. I was told that I would always have problems. I too go for chiropractic treatment but you are right that we need to do our part as well. I have a stretching exercise that I try to do regularly, although I admit that I mainly remember to do them when my neck hurts. Learning how to strengthen the muscles would help a lot.

  • I would love to give this as a gift to my husband for his birthday. He has had back pain for years as the result of an accident.

  • I think the information will be very educational. Especially when it comes to safely exercising your back after an accident.

  • I would love to win this book because both myself and my husband, as well as our oldest son, have had back injuries. This would be a great book to have to give us expert guidance to help us strengthen our back, neck, & shoulders. Living with back pain is no fun and good advice/guidance would be put to use and appreciated. Thank you.

  • Would love to win because both my husband and myself have injuries to our backs.This would be a welcome relief to us to find out how to have a healthy back again!

  • With age, both my husband and I have noticed many more aches and pains in our bodies, especially our backs. I believe this book could help me better our back health.

  • I believe most of us will have back problems of some sort at least once in their life. This book will help deal with them and maybe even lessen them.

  • My husband actually had a tumour on his spinal cord that had to be operated on. It left him with awkward posture and severe back pain.

  • Myself, my husband and kids all see the chiropractor for back pain and have exceeded our yearly coverage. Would love to try strengthen our backs and learn some stretches to help at home.

  • I have spinal injuries and so does my husband. This would be a great book for us as we both do NOT want to rely on medicines later on for relief

  • I have the WORST back ever!! I had to have back surgery last month and I am still in pain!! I honestly cannot remember the last time I was not in pain… and the worst part is I’m in my early 30’s. No car accidents… nothing that could have triggered except my weak back… this prize would be an answered prayer!! Really hope I win!! Praying!!

  • I have been suffering from back pain resulting in my pelvis never returning to its proper position after the birth of my second son 23 years ago.

  • I have mild scoliosis and have been seeing a chiropractor. So it would be great if I win this prize and educate myself a little bit on what’s happening with my body.

  • Not two days ago, I was popping pills and hanging upside down on the inversion table to try to get some relief from my back pain. This will be read cover to cover the first day I get it! lol