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Suffering from back pain for 23 years following childbirth with my second child, I’ve had numerous physio sessions, saw a Chiropractor for years, had acupuncture (interesting), and I keep fit with swimming, cycling, walking, yoga plus I’m a dancer teacher and performer too …….. yet the pain and stiffness in my low back and pelvis continues on a daily basis. This book appealed to me as I love stretches and this works on different layers, working in to the deeper layers. You’d think with all my dancing my muscles would be stretched and flexed – wrong. Different dance styles use different muscles and not always the deeper ones either, and I suspect some of my muscles are over compensating for the back problem and then causing more pain.
The exercises may look too easy – they are in a way but they are quite powerful if done properly. Waking up those muscles and rediscovering them bit by bit. The exercises don’t take long and they don’t take up my time too much – though I suppose adding more of them in will add to the time. Just perform the exercise correctly and hold for 1-2 mins. That’s it. You don’t need fancy equipment, just a chair, cushion / box, stairs or anything you have at home. I repeat them frequently throughout the day.
I’m only on the Mobility Exercises which I’m taking my time over and doing regularly during the day. I like the feeling once I’ve completed them – I feel flexed and freer and am sure with continued use and moving up through the programme over the next few months I’ll feel some difference with my low back problem. It might not cure it …… but who knows. I’m sure going to try and will incorporate these exercises into my life.
I bought this book along with “Back Pain Cure” after another episode of lower back spasms. My lower back issues started after the birth of my 2nd child-9 years ago. Since then I have suffered lower back pain and spasms off and on. I am not over weight. I exercise regularly and have pretty strong core muscles. I know how to “lift” from your legs and not your back yet I still suffer from spasm attacks. I have learned if I get lazy and don’t stretch, my muscles get really tight and it starts to effect my hips and lower back.
I have incorporated the techniques from both books and it has helped me recover much quicker then ever before. What I love about this particular book is that it has some techniques for stretches and excises I have never seen before. In addition it explains why you are doing them. It is not a overnight cure and some positions are down right uncomfortable but I have found doing the exercises along with the tennis ball massage has helped me greatly.
**As a side note, “Back Pain Cure” is about using a tennis ball for pressure (deep tissue) massage. It actually states stretching muscles can be counter effective for back pain but I personally found it is important for me to do to keep my muscles from becoming too tight.
Just starting (one month) on his program and I am finding it a lifesaver. Also Sherwin Nicholson responds to e-mails and has answered several questions that I had. The exercises and stretches have already strengthened the muscles and lessened the tightness in my back. My pain has pretty much gone away. I am learning new ways to exercise and have discontinued some old ways. I am looking forward to continuing into the book as I am really just getting started. For the first time in years I have hope for dealing with the problems I have faced with my lower back.
Through this book I am leaning things I always suspected but didn’t know how to do -which is how to strengthen and loosen your back– in essence your “core”-and thereby exercise your way to better back health and health in general.
Right to it. This was perfect for me and it is working after only two times there was a huge difference.
I just started the book and will update this review as I progress through the program:
I am a 33 yo ex-athlete (American football and baseball at the collegiate level). 6’2 & 215lbs. Decent overall physical health, but have had lower back spasms of the multifidus muscles for nearly 15 years. On and off, as long as 3 years between episodes and as short as 6 months. I have always been able to “make it go away” temporarily through physical therapy, rest, and anti-inflamatories (Advil), but have never been able to make it completely subside. I think I need to start from “step 1” which is why this book appeals to me.
Most recently (2 weeks ago), my spasms started up again due to a total lack of physical exercise for about 2 years and then over exerting myself while carrying boxes and moving into our new apartment. I was completely immobile for 2 days with initial spasm (this is typical for me when episodes have occurred in the past), and now I have been mobile for about 2 weeks with small spasms here and there.
Starting the program today!
My third day in the program. I really like how the book starts: a nice run through of what lower back pain is an how it often is developed (through years!). I’m starting to think that my superficial muscles are overdeveloped and my smaller stabilizers are under developed. Also my flexibility in general is very poor and my tendons and joints need to be realigned. I definitely need to start from square 1.
Book continues with a walk through of the program. Very nice start. The first few exercises are much more challenging that I would have expected, but I guess that’s just proving how out of alignment I really am!
Every day the first few exercises get a little easier. Will report back in a week or two.