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Pain relief for life
Skrobisch, Al.
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Publication Information:
Franklin Lakes, NJ : New Page Books, [2003]

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235 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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RB127 .S55 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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With 89 percent of adult Americans experiencing pain at least monthly -- 26 million of them having severe pain -- and with healthcare costs skyrocketing, this practical, zero-cost system of do-it-yourself pain relief could not be more needed or more timely. Shunning the standard approaches, Pain Relief for Life takes readers on a fascinating, well-illustrated exploration of how we unwittingly create a lot of our pain through common, everyday activities and how we can simply and scientifically set about eliminating the causes of that pain. Breaking new ground, Pain Relief for Life explains why the failure to detect and correct for common leg length differences and other skeletal asymmetries is one of the primary reasons many current pain-relief methods don't produce long-term results. It gives readers simple techniques to find these asymmetries and correct for them. Book jacket.

Author Notes

Al Skrobisch, C.N.M.T., is a neuromuscular therapist in private practice

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 11
Introduction: Total Commitment: Dedicating Yourself to Pain Reliefp. 15
Section I Understanding Your Painp. 21
Chapter 1 Pain Basics: Learning the Laws of the Bodyp. 23
Chapter 2 Posture Basics: Recognizing the Good, the Bad, and the Uglyp. 29
Chapter 3 Pelvis Basics 1: Rotating Forward and Backwardp. 37
Chapter 4 Pelvis Basics 2: Tilting and Twisting to the Sidep. 47
Chapter 5 Other Distortions: Paying the Penalty of Our Modern Lifestylep. 57
Section II Charting Your Posturep. 65
Chapter 6 Posture-Charting Basics: Getting Readyp. 67
Chapter 7 A Keen Eye, Part 1: Measuring From the Frontp. 73
Chapter 8 A Keen Eye, Part 2: Measuring From the Backp. 91
Chapter 9 A Keen Eye, Part 3: Measuring From the Sidep. 99
Section III Getting Rid of Your Painp. 107
Chapter 10 Before You Begin: Mastering the Principles of Postural Pain Reliefp. 109
Chapter 11 Skeletal Asymmetries: Fixing the Foundation Firstp. 121
Chapter 12 Standing Firm: Aligning the Feet and Anklesp. 135
Chapter 13 A Pivotal Issue: Keeping the Pelvis Where It Belongsp. 147
Chapter 14 Stress Central: Relieving the Neck and Shouldersp. 165
Chapter 15 High Intensity: Calming the Arms, Hands, and Jawp. 187
Section IV Staying Pain-Freep. 199
Chapter 16 If Your Pain Comes Back: Creating Pain Relief for Lifep. 201
Chapter 17 A World Without Pain: Spreading the Word and Helping Othersp. 213
Epiloguep. 221
Notesp. 223
Appendixp. 225
Glossaryp. 227
Bibliographyp. 229
Indexp. 231
About the Authorp. 235