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Chronic Back Pain and Back Injuries:
Ten Questions Answered

©2008 Lawrence Gold
certified practitioner
Hanna Somatic Education®

REF: "What You Can Do about Your Own Back Pain"

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EXPLANATIONS OF
BACK PAIN TERMS

  1. What causes the sharp, sudden pain of a back injury?
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  2. What causes back spasms (technical explanation)?
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  3. What causes tingling or numbness?
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  4. My doctor has used certain terms (e.g, "bulging/herniated disc") to describe my condition. What do they mean?
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  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?
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  7. How does somatic education differ from standard therapeutic modalities? ARROW

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  8. What can I do to control my own back muscle pain?
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  9. What causes sciatica? How does somatics help control it?
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  10. What about psoas muscle pain?
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INTRODUCTIONS TO NINE SOMATIC EXERCISES
TO END BACK PAIN

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

  • Spine Waves WHITE SPACE

  • Lazy 8s WHITE SPACE

  • The Folding Seesaw & The Kite WHITE SPACE

  • The Wriggling Jig WHITE SPACE

  • The Yoga of the Reclining Buddha WHITE SPACE

  • The Twist That Untwists WHITE SPACE

  • In-Bed No-Stretch Stretches WHITE SPACE

  • The Dog Stretch WHITE SPACE

  • The Mortar and Pestle

    from Get Free from That Back Pain

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    Read about clinical somatic education (short statement of principles).

    For a technical discussion of clinical somatic education and its history, refer to "Clinical Somatic Education - a New Discipline in the Field of Health Care," by Thomas Hanna, Ph.D.


    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

    This is a recording after an actual session with a client, so you can hear her feedback as the session ends.

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    FREE SELF-RELIEF VIDEO INSTRUCTION:


    SELF-RELIEF: "Get Free from That Back Pain"

    Click here to download the guidebook preview. (audio available)


    Lawrence Gold is a clinical somatic educator who has been in practice eliminating chronic pain conditions in his clients since 1990. He delivers in-person clinical relief sessions and live-on-line mentoring to clients on four (English-speaking) continents. Find out more about his background and credentials, here, in-person services, here, and his live-on-line services, here.

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