Low back pain is a problem for many of us. I suffer from it and many people I know have chronic lower back pain that makes every day a struggle. Once you start suffering from low back pain you know how bad it can truly be.
In the midst of low back pain you probably search for anything that might bring relief. From low back pain products to books about low back pain to special cardio and yoga programs, you’ll search for anything that might bring relief.
With that desire for low back pain relief in mind, today we’ve collected a list of the best and most highly rated books about low back pain. These books all take a different approach and offer something different to the subject. Many of the books on the list are written by doctors and have scientific studies and evidence behind them that might help your particular low back pain situation.
If you are suffering from low back pain it might be worth buying a few of the books to learn about how to find relief from lower back pain.
Lower Back Pain Relief Books
Back RX: A 15-Minute-a-Day Yoga- and Pilates-Based Program to End Low Back Pain by Vijay Vad and Hilary Hinzmann
Written by a physician specializing in treating athletes, this book is the result of years researching how to cure back pain using medical yoga and Pilates. This low back pain yoga and pilates program requires just fifteen minutes a day for eight weeks to restore flexibility and prevent future injuries. Amazing!
This book is often presented as a a proven alternative to invasive surgery to help resolve back pain problems. Dr. Vad’s Back Rx provides the best of mind/body medicine with three step-by-step exercise series, demonstrated in 130 precise photographs, for implementing his popular program at home. From newbies to those with severely limited mobility, everyone will be able to participate and progress through the self-paced program. This books combines modern medicine with the best of Pilates innovations and ancient proven yoga postures to create the foundation for a life free from pain.
Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection by John E. Sarno
This extremely popular and highly rated book from medical pioneer Dr. John E. Sarno contains a program that has helped thousands of thousands of people overcome their back conditions without or drugs or dangerous surgery. Dr. Sarno identifies stress and psycological factors in back pain through his grounbreaking research into TMS (Tension Mytostis Syndrome). His use of case histories and the results of in-depth mind-body research shows how patients can recognize and solve the emotional roots of TMS that will eradicate the physical symptoms of back pain. For those with anxiety and repressed anger that shows up as muscles spasms and back pain this book can be the beginning of a recovery for you.
Nearly 90% of American adults suffer from back pain, yet in other parts of the world only 5% of people report back pain. Author Esther Gokhale looks at these parts of the world where back pain in virtually unknown to the populations. From remote Burkina Faso, rural Portugal, and fishing villages in Brazil she digs up the answers to why the rest of the world is not suffering from back pain like we are in the industrialized world. This book containing her research and results has changed lives with it’s ancient body wisdom from these more traditional societies. It contains a step-by-step guide designed to help those suffering from back pain re-educate their bodies and regain the posture for which our bodies evolved.
Trigger Point Therapy for Low Back Pain: A Self-Treatment Workbook by Mary Biancalana MS CMTPT LMT
The secrets to lasting pain relief may lie in the topic of this book: finding and deactivating trigger points, the underlying cause of most low back pain. Trigger points are very sensitive tight spots in taut bands of muscle tissue that are often painful to put pressure on. Treating these trigger points in the lower back and butt area can be one of the best ways to comprehensively treat occasional or chronic discomfort and prevent it from coming back. This book illustrates this trigger point technique with illustrated treatment techniques and effective strategies beginners can practice at home along with detailed hands-on protocols health care practitioners can use while working with patients. You’ll learn which muscles might be causing back pain and then learn how trigger point treatments can correct these problems to immediately relieve soreness and tension. It’s a thorough guide to trigger point therapy and a great way to get started with this plan of eliminating back pain.
The Amazing Tennis Ball Back Pain Cure by Justin Price
Similar to the trigger point therapy books on this list, the tennis ball cure book focuses on addressing overworked muscles and irritated joints with self massage. The Amazing Tennis Ball Back Pain Cure provides you with simple techniques and soothing exercises that address the underlying cause of your pain so you can move without the constant discomfort that has become an unwanted part of your life. The method is deceptively simple – you use a tennis ball to self-massage in strategic areas around the body. The book shows you exactly where to place the ball and how to perform the technique to get relief from lower back pain.
Foundation: Redefine Your Core, Conquer Back Pain, and Move with Confidence by Eric Goodman and Peter Park
Foundation offers a simple program with powerful and proven results that will remedy bad posture, alleviate back pain, and help readers break through fitness challenges and plateaus. Written by Dr. Eric Goodman, a brilliant and dynamic young chiropractor and Peter Park, one of the top trainers in the United States, the duo focuses on redefining the core from the front of the body to the back. Their approach works to strengthen the lower back and the full posterior chain and correct poor movement patterns by addressing mechanical imbalances and weaknesses. Foundation training is quite simple and cost effective as it involves simple movement patterns and is equipment free, creating maximum power, flexibility, and endurance.
Back Sense: A Revolutionary Approach to Halting the Cycle of Chronic Back Pain by Dr Ronald D. Siegel, Michael Urdang, Douglas R. Dr Johnson
This back pain book approaches the idea of chronic back pain from the cause of stress and muscle tension, rather than by damage to the spine. Nearly everyone experiences short term back pain from sore or strained muscles which is part of why it’s so common. Often those with chronic back pain have no actual problem with their backs and the cautious traditional treatments have led to concern about pain and physical limitations leads to heightened tension, more pain, and further distress. In Back Sense the authors have developed a revolutionary self-treatment that allows patients to avoid the restrictions and expense of most other treatments.
Treat Your Own Back 9th Ed by Robin A McKenzie
We all want a pain free back and author Robin A McKenzie, a world-renowned physical therapist, aims to make this a reality with an easy to follow book with over 100 pages of education and clinically-proven exercises. The simple and effective exercises have helped thousands of people with relief from the common types of low back pain. If you are looking for a book that will help you understand the causes and treatments, along with a system of exercises that can help you relieve pain and prevent recurrence, then this book, now in it’s 9th edition, is for you.
7 Steps to a Pain-Free Life: How to Rapidly Relieve Back and Neck Pain by Robin A McKenzie
Another book from author Robin A McKenzie, this book focuses on the McKenzie Method that has helped so many people heal their chronic back and neck pain. In 7 Steps to a Pain-Free Life, the world-renowned physical therapist Robin McKenzie, shares the innovative program that can save you from a life of pain. This book combines and enhances information in the other books and results in a simple to follow 7 step system for pain relief. It is an easy to follow illustrated book that covers causes of lower back pain, the role of discs, easy exercises to alleviate pain, and how to stay out of pain.
Pain Free: A Revolutionary Method for Stopping Chronic Pain by Pete Egoscue and Roger Gittines
No one wants to live in chronic pain and this book by nationally renowned physiologist and sports injury consultant Pete Egoscue shows you how to live pain free without drugs, surgery, or expensive physical therapy. The Egoscue Method as it is known has a high success rate and has helped thousands of people over the years. The method is made of a series of gentle exercises and carefully constructed stretches called E-cises. The book shows you detailed photographs and step-by-step instructions for dozens of e-cizes specifically designed to provide quick and lasting relief of lower back pain.
Low Back Pain Program: Effective Targeted Exercises for Long Term Pain Relief by Sherwin Nicholson
This book teaches how to self treat chronic lower back pain easily and safely with this fully illustrated, instructional, low impact, pain-safe, exercise guide long term. It focuses on solving the muscle weaknesses and imbalances that often cause lower back pain. This specifically designed guide carefully teaches the correct methods to move, train and strengthen your body to properly relieve back pain. It uses non-surgical, non-medicinal, and safe methods for all ages and difficulties. It will help with your current pain, to prevent the return of pain, and to reduce your dependency on medication and surgery.
Natural Posture for Pain-Free Living: The Practice of Mindful Alignment by Kathleen Porter
Your posture is extremely important for many reasons including relief from low back pain. This book helps you restore healthy posture from childhood for relief from chronic pain, easy flexibility, and enduring strength and vitality well into old age. It offers 12 physical exercises to become mindful of your posture and discover pain-free alignment of your pelvis, rib cage, shoulders, neck, and back and provides simple yet detailed instructions on how to sit, stand, walk, bend, get up from a chair, sit to meditate, sleep, and practice yoga with proper alignment. The full-color diagrams and posture photographs will help you understand proper posture and how you can improve your own.
Hopefully these books about low back pain help you find the relief you need!