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Best Back Pain Books 2013

Updated on August 20, 2013

Best Back Pain Books From Best Author & Low Back Research Stuart McGill PhD. and Others

Stuart McGill is a has performed the most research on the low back and is a world renowned speaker and author. If you're here because you are wanting more information about low back conditions then, Stuart McGill should be your go-to guy for low back treatment and knowledge.

The pick to the left of the Ultimate Back Fitness & Performance is a must read if you want to better understand your back pain.

When you read it you will realize that most of the back strengthening and stability exercises that you have been preforming for years are completely wrong. In fact they are actually leading to more back problems. I have compiled a list of books from Dr. McGill and other leading back pain relief professionals that will help you sort through all the wrong information.

Dr. Stuart McGill Discusses Lower Back Health

Foundation: Redefine Your Core, Conquer Back Pain, and Move with Confidence

I purchased this book to use as a resource for my patients. The book does a great job of describing back related issues in both verbal and pictures format. It also discusses and shows pictures of incorrect posture and back muscles, which is important to understand as well. Overall I like this book as resource.

Why Do You Have Back Pain?

If you are spending your day sitting at a desk, only to then have a long commute in the car home, then you need to realize that overtime this will lead to overloading of the low back joints and muscles, --> leading to back pain.

Back pain that is located between the shoulder blades or neck can typically be attributed to poor posture combined with bad movement patterns. Think about sitting a a computer working in a hunched over position, while sitting on a chair that is not at the correct height for your arms to be supported. Individuals with upper back pain, are at a risk getting also shoulder and neck pain due to the relation of the muscles and constant overuse of certain muscles and under activation of others.(Something called upper cross syndrome).

For individuals that suffer from low back pain, their pain is typically related to weakened muscles, which leads to poor stability of the low back as a unit. If you do not exercise, or perform the wrong exercises on a daily or weekly basis, you are continuing to make your back weaker and weaker. This will lead to severe back pain or low back pain when trying to lift something heavy from the ground or bending forward at the waist.

Exercises To Help Relieve Back, Hip, Shoulder, Arm, and Neck Pain

Fixing You: Back Pain: Self-Treatment for Sciatica, Bulging and Herniated Disks, Stenosis, Degenerative Disks, and other diagnos

Your back is the driving force for most of the movements that you do on a daily basis. "Fixing You: Back Pain" is a guide for learning how to better train your low back for better back health. This book also discusses tips for dealing with pre-existing back issues. This book is great for those who understand the need for back health, and are seeking on living a life free from back pain.

More information about piriformis syndrome
For sports that rely heavily on hip motion, the piriformis muscle can be over worked. This leads to a cumulative injury cycle resulting in a shortened muscle and possibly an inflamed sciatic nerve.

Piriformis Muscle - The Root Cause of Your Low Back Pain and Hip Pain
I will explain the importance the piriformis muscle, common places of trigger points / fascial adhesions, and effective ways to treat an overacctive piriform...

How to get a better stronger low back while creating a stronger leaner core
For more exercises to improve function please visit my blog here. I have other exercises ranging from nerve flosses, dynamic stretches, and even how to get a better stronger low back while creating a stronger leaner core. Just click on the tab that says exercises.

The Importance of the Serratus Anterior Muscle
If you are experiencing pain in your shoulder blade region, upper back tightness, or having weakness in your shoulder you might have what is referred to as s...

Spinal accessory nerve floss
The spinal accessory nerve (cranial nerve XI) is responsible for supplying the trapezus and sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscles. Compression / irritation to this nerve can result in pain at the lower front outside of the neck, top of the shoulder, and / or chronic tight neck muscles.

Brueggers Posture Relief: For Relaxing the Upper Trap
Performing this simple relaxation exercise will help to relax over active upper trapezius muscles.

Low Back Disorders, Second Edition

This book is one of the best resource and educational product about low back disorders that I have ever read. It is very informative as a reference for trainers and anyone really looking at reading a book and applying it to fix their own back problems.

I highly recommend this book.

Did you find this info helpful in helping you rid yourself of back pain!

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      5 years ago

      Thank you - this lens is informative and helpful.

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      5 years ago

      A very timely book, both my husband and my mother are suffering different back related ailments. Now I can point them in the right direction and hopefully they will have some relief.


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