Many people suffer from back pain. According to MedlinePlus, a free service offered by the National Library of Medicine, “Back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting eight out of 10 people at some point during their lives.” It is also the second leading reason that people visit their physicians. A lot of time and money are poured into back pain treatments — not to mention the agony and suffering of the people who have the symptoms.
The Central Library is tackling back pain by hosting a lecture about the prevention of back injuries on Saturday, April 5, from 2 to 3:30 pm in the Microsoft Auditorium. The lecture is presented by Dr. Joe McKenna, a doctor of chiropractic at Back and Neck Pain Centers of Seattle. Come and enjoy the lecture.
Here’s a short list of books and DVDs on back pain available from the library:
Your Miraculous Back: A Step-by-step Guide to Relieving Neck & Back Pain by Gerald R. Silverman
Yoga for the Rest of Us. Back Care Basics by John Baynard
Pilates for Lower Back Pain produced by Allan Menezes