Got Back Pain?

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:


8 Steps to a Pain-free Back: Natural Posture Solutions for Pain in the Back, Neck, Shoulder, Hip, Knee, and Foot by Esther Gokhale

Living Well with Back Pain: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Tell You — That You Need to Know by Robert B Winter

Your Miraculous Back: A Step-by-step Guide to Relieving Neck & Back Pain by Gerald R. Silverman

The Pilates Prescription for Back Pain: A Comprehensive Program for Developing and Maintaining a Healthy Back by Lynne Robinson


Yoga for the Rest of Us. Back Care Basics by John Baynard

Pilates for Lower Back Pain produced by Allan Menezes

The Multifidus Back Pain Solution: Simple Exercises That Target the Muscles That Count by Jim Johnson

One thought on “Got Back Pain?”

  1. My husband swears by John E. Sarno’s “Healing Back Pain: the mind-body connection.” (617.564 Sa74H) He picks it up whenever he is experiencing back pain and it seriously helps alleviate the pain! Ah, the power of books.

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