"To many of his patients [Dr. Fishman] is a miracle worker." —Jane E. Brody, New York Times
“Stunningly innovative. . . . This is the first book in which the different causes of back pain are identified and assigned appropriate yoga poses. Individuals of any age, even those unfamiliar with yoga, will be able to follow Dr. Fishman’s simple instructions.” —Joan White, Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States
Let internationally renowned rehabilitation specialist Loren Fishman, MD, be your personal instructor for a healthier back! With down-to-earth techniques and instruction for all levels, Cure Back Pain with Yoga helps you:
• distinguish between the nine major causes of backache;
• target your source of pain through diagnosis-specific yoga poses;
• manage, reduce, and ultimately end your pain.
Depending on the severity and chronicity of your pain, the postures in this guide, described in detail and illustrated by photographs, will help you determine how to start your own yoga practice or alter your existing practice in order to achieve lasting comfort and strength.
About the Author
Loren Fishman, MD, is a professor at Columbia Medical School and the medical director of Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. A pioneer in integrative medicine and author of four books highlighting the medical potential of yoga, he lives in New York City.
Carol Ardman is a freelance writer who has coauthored three previous books with Dr. Fishman. She lives in New York City.
Dr. Fishman's advice is as specific and practical as it is wise. These easy-to-follow guidelines can lead even the stiffest back to find relief in the stretch. It is the best book I have ever read on the application of yoga to back pain. This is truly a gem for back pain sufferers!
— James M. Dillard, MD, author of The Chronic Pain Solution and Alternative Medicines for Dummies
If you are one of the many people who have experienced back pain at some point in your life, this book is for you. This book is well-researched with clear practical instructions accompanied by photographs to guide the reader. It is a welcome union of the age-old healing techniques of yoga with the science of modern medicine.
— David Riley, MD, editor in chief, Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing