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Back Care Basics

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A Doctor's Gentle Yoga Program for Back and Neck Pain Relief

Back Care Basics offers the low-cost solution for back care in the new millenium: therapeutic yoga.

Dr. Schatz's approach to back rehabilitation is gentle, effective, and without drugs or surgery. Her program encourages both positive health practices and a positive outlook; the important tools needed for prevention and healing. Dr. Schatz has designed this program to help those with pain from chronic musculoskeletal back and neck strain, spinal arthritis, osteoporosis, premenstrual syndrome, pregnancy, and scoliosis. Simple and practical ways to heal the back, restructure the body, and cope with stress are taught so that one becomes more sensitive to early warning signs of an impending "back attack" and what to do to ward it off.

Dimensions: 9.96" L x 8.48" W
Details: Paperback, 248 pages
Author: Mary Pullig Schatz, M.D


Back Care Basics: A Doctor's Gentle Yoga Program For Back And Neck Pain Relief offers a gentle and effective approach to back rehabilitation without drugs or surgery. Using the therapeutic techniques of Iyengar style yoga, Dr. Mary Schatz's program encourages both positive health practices and a positive outlook.

Readers will learn simple and practical ways to heal their back, restructure their bodies, and cope with stress. Readers will become more sensitive to early warning signs of an impending "back attack" and learn what to do to ward it off. Readers will learn how their daily activities may be hurting their back and how to modify them to prevent pain and injury. Back Care Basics is "must" reading for anyone with chronic back pain, and an invaluable (and popular) addition to any community library collection.
— Midwest Book Review

About Mary Pullig Schatz, M.D

Mary Pullig Schatz, M.D., best selling author of Back Care Basics, graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where she also completed specialty training in pathology. She has used yoga successfully to heal her own lower back and neck problems. She has worked with patients suffering from back and neck pain, arthritis, stress related health problems, and other medical conditions.

Dr. Schatz has years of experience as an Iyengar yoga instructor and has studied with the yoga master, B.K.S. Iyengar. Dr. Schatz and Back Care Basics have been featured on "CBS This Morning" (now "The Early Show") and John Seigenthaler's PBS series "A Word on Words." She has served on the advisory board and contributed to the Yoga Journal and The Physicians and Sports Medicine Journal.

Her writing has been featured in Men's Health, The Encyclopedia Britannica, The Physician's Personal Advisory, Rodale Press Publications, Prevention Magazine, Yahoo Health, MSN Health & Fitness, and

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