Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Back Pain

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Have you never experienced back pain?  Can you say you have never described yourself as having "a bad back"?  Consider yourself lucky. Back pain is an all-too-common ailment, whether it's caused by bad habits (incorrect posture, not following recommended lifting techniques), injury, or accident, and it can affect your lower back, your middle back, cause neck pain, or show up as sciatica. We are long time sufferers (who knew you could throw out your back sneezing in the shower?) and we've tried all sorts of remedies to try to assuage the pain - Aleve, Tiger Balm, hot water bottles, electric blankets, yoga, exercise, chiropractic...and books from the library catalog, of course!  Here are some helpful reads for those times when your back is out of whack, because, even when you're flat on your back, most of the time you can read.

Are there any books or remedies you recommend?  Let us know in the comments!

Ending Back Pain: 5 Powerful Steps to Diagnose, Understand, and Treat Your Ailing Back by Jack Stern, M.D., Ph.D 

Healing Yoga: Proven Postures To Treat Twenty Common Ailments-- From Backache to Bone Loss, Shoulder Pain to Bunions, and More by Loren Fishman, MD

Yoga For Back Pain by Loren Fishman, Carol Ardman

Exercises For Back Pain by William Smith [eBook]

If you are experiencing back pain or another ailment or want to find out more information about a health condition, you can also try using one of our health and medical databases.   Some of these resources require a valid library card number and PIN to access. Please be aware that neither books nor eResources should replace advice from a qualified medical practitioner.

Consumer Health Complete: A reliable, user-friendly resource featuring medical, health and wellness articles, guides, videos, reports, fact sheets and more.  Available in many languages.

Medline Plus: a service of the National Institutes of Health, produced by the National Library of Medicine.  Timely and authoritative health and medical information presented with the needs of patients and their community of family and friends in mind.

WebMD: A dynamic, interactive consumer health site bringing together health guides, news and communities.

Health Reference Center Academic: A full-text database featuring articles and reference resources for consumer health researchers, students and medical professionals.  

Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy Collection: Both researcher and practitioner alike will find relevant, authoritative content in this collection, which includes over 100 titles covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine. Covering a wide spectrum of information, researchers will have access to a diverse, but focused set of topics in the field, including proven treatment techniques, experimental research theses, and many more. 

1 comment:

abcreading said...

Thanks for recommending the databases, along with these great books.