Back Pain and Back Injuries:
Ten Questions Answered

©2008 Lawrence Gold
certified practitioner
The Dr. Ida P. Rolf method of Structural Integration
Hanna Somatic Education®

REF: "What You Can Do about Your Own Back Pain"
SELF-HELP RESOURCE: "Get Free from That Back Pain"

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EXPLANATIONS OF
BACK PAIN TERMS

  1. What causes the sharp, sudden pain of a back injury?

  2. What causes back spasms (technical explanation)?
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  3. What causes tingling or numbness?

  4. My doctor has used certain terms (e.g, "bulging/herniated disc") to describe my condition. What do they mean?

  5. What are common methods of back therapy?
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  6. According to some physical therapists, what is the success rate of common methods of therapy?

  7. How does somatic education differ from standard therapeutic modalities?

  8. What can I do to control my own back muscle pain?

  9. What causes sciatica? How does somatics help control it?

  10. What about psoas muscle pain?

INTRODUCTIONS TO NINE SOMATIC EXERCISES
TO END BACK PAIN

  • Introducing the Program -- What's in It for You

  • Spine Waves

  • Lazy 8s

  • The Folding Seesaw & The Kite

  • The Wriggling Jig

  • The Yoga of the Reclining Buddha

  • The Twist That Untwists

  • In-Bed No-Stretch Stretches

  • The Dog Stretch

  • The Mortar and Pestle

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    EXPLANATION

    Fine points for relaxing spastic muscles to recover comfort and free movement. Gentle somatic back exercise for lower back pain, from LESSON 1, The Cat Stretch.

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    OUTCOME

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