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I think this is a 5-star. For now that's what I'm giving it as I have been doing the exercises and they seem to work. The author is a PT and seems reliable in his approach to chronic neck pain. For those of us that have spent far too much time at a computer and have cranked up our necks, the exercises in this book really help. Of course if you have injured your neck, see the doctor first, but when the rubber hits the road, you have to do the real work. The quick fixes in life just aren't there.
After a year of pain and disturbed sleep due to neck and upper back pain from a herniated disc, the exercises in this book have helped me be pain-free for the past few years. I highly recommend it for anyone with similar issues.
I wish I didn't have to read this book, but I did, so there you go. I think these exercises work and I'm glad the book was recommended to me. I think it could be improved in terms of layout and clarity, but the content is solid.
Best book. Truly, they should hand these books out when you become an adult and just say, "here, keep this, you'll need it one day." This book helped more than physcial therapy, more than chiropractic treatments, and certainly more than pain killers. Of course, it means a lot of work on your part to implement the advice but it is sound advice and the knowledge in this book is what physical therapists work off of. He also have one about the knee and the back.
After a year of chiropractic therapy my neck was nearly healed, but not fully. This book took me the last portion to full recovery. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Excellent book for neck and back pain. We swear by it at our house.
After applying these stretches daily for the last 2 months, my chronic neck stiffness and pain has significantly improved.
To be updated ! Since I haven't adopted the exercises properly in my daily routine, to be honest I kind of felt a little relaxation with my neck condition, but the pain rapidly returned again so I can't really tell if it was truly effective, I guess I should try them for a while to see some results,I want to mention that my neck condition is quite complicated I literally tried various types medications but to no avail, according to my previous doctor I have disc prolapse, or which is causing sor...
Pamphlet length book read not for fun. So granting this three stars prior to getting relief of the pain that has me home from work is an indication that I think it is written at a useful level and is likely to be of benefit. Also I am predisposed to liking it as my primary care physician, a woman I trust and enjoy working with, recommended it to me as I deal with a health issue. If you too have a pain in the neck, read this. Do the exercises.
This book dealt with the McKenzie way of correcting neck pain. The McKenzie method focuses on changes and exercises that you can do at home, rather than going to a physical therapist. The pictures are well-done, and the chapters are short and easy-to-understand. I wish that this book was on Kindle.
I'm keeping this forever on my bookshelf as a handy reference. These tips and exercises have been highly recommended by many physical therapists and chiropractors. The written descriptions and photos are great at explaining the positions correctly.
This quick read is a nice compilation of the most effective neck exercises I have been given in physical therapy. Combine it with some time spent lying on a foam roller or bolster (with the foam roller fully supporting your entire spine from neck to tailbone) for even better results.
Results oriented awesomeness!This book is truly a gift! It provides clear guidance and exercises to follow to actually achieve a neck pain free lifestyle. Don't let anyone talk you into borrowing your copy. This is a book that should never leave your side.
I've had great success with the practices in this book, and have given copies to friends in pain, just like I've done with Pete Egoscue's book PAIN FREE.
In the same veins as Treat Your Own Back, this book is short, simple and to the point. The exercises are clear and easy to perform. Can't speak for its efficacy yet.
This book is very helpful for maintaining a pain free neck. When I follow the treatment it works! Highly recommended. Quick read and easy to follow instructions.
Simple, clear instructions to help you relieve neck pain.
YouTube chiropractors worked better for me.
Pain free! That's all.If you have neck pain. Take an hour, read this, do the exercises as often as you remember and before long you will be pain free.
There is no reason to give this less than 5 stars.How the author encourages the individual to treat and manage themselves was an enlightening experience; it's all in the title really.
It's a whole book just to show you 7 very simple stretches. Waste of money.
Given by PT Tom WhippleInitially helpful...will see long-term!
While this book may be a good solution for some, perhaps even many who have neck pain, this book also encourages exercises which can be quite harmful to some with disk issues or significant arthritis issues. It really seems like the author has found a system that works well for many, but then latched on to the idea that he had the "secret cure" for nearly everyone's neck and headache issues. All I can advise is to assess each recommended exercise quite carefully and to ease into them. You may fi...
Neck back-forwardNeck back and side to side slightlyTurned right, center, turned left, centerNeck back-forwardNeck back and side to side slightlyForward hangThis has helped me a bit so far. In fact, here are some brief notes I am using to practice. (I would recommend reading this little booklet before trying to do these exercises from what one might imagine them to be.)I've seen descriptions or illustrations of similar exercises before. What Robin McKenzie did for me in this booklet, though, was...
As with all the McKenzie protocols, a wonderful help, best used with the advice of a physical therapist. Clear explanations of basic anatomy, causes of pain, exercises to prevent and treat pain, as well as postural modifications necessary to remain pain-free.
In this book you will learn about the McKenzie method. You will learn what lordosis is and about centralization. Then you will be given seven exercises. The 1st one is really the basis for all of them and some people may only need to do as few as three of them.
A good book, and helpful for considering body mechanics and healthy ergonomic practices as well as useful stretches for both recovery and prevention of neck pain.
Exercises to help your neck feel awesome! It's essentially everything PT has tried to get me to do, but without having to go to the appointments.
Excellent helpful and easy to perform exercises for people with neck pain. Highly recommend!
excellent, quick read with CLEAR instructions for exercises!