Back Sufferers' Bible

Back Sufferers' Bible

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Table of Contents

Foreword                                           v
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xiii
The way it might be... xiii
The way it is... xiv
The way it goes wrong... xvi
The way ahead... xix
How a normal spine works 1 (26)
What is a spine? 1 (26)
The lumbar vertebrae
The spinal ligaments
The intervertebral disc
The vertebral movements
The nutrition of the disc
The facet joints
The bending human spine
The spinal nerves
The muscles which work the spine
The stiff spinal segment 27 (33)
What is a stiff spinal segment? 27 (2)
Causes of segmental stiffness 29 (12)
Gravity squeezes fluid from the discs
Poor movement prevents fluid replacement
The disc breaks down
Sitting compresses the base of the spine
Abnormal posture increases neurocentral
compression
Tummy weakness allows the spine to
`sink'
Injury can rupture the cartilage plate
between vertebra and disc
The way this back behaves 41 (5)
The sub-clinical phase
The acute phase
What causes the acute pain?
The sub-acute phase
The chronic phase
What causes the chronic pain?
What you can do about it 46 (6)
Aims of self treatment for segmental
stiffness
A typical treatment for acute segmental
stiffness
A typical treatment for sub-acute
segmental stiffness
A typical treatment for chronic
segmental stiffness
A typical treatment for sub-chronic
segmental stiffness
A case history of a stiff spinal segment 52 (8)
Facet joint arthropathy 60 (30)
What is facet joint arthropathy? 60 (4)
Causes of facet arthropathy 64 (7)
Disc stiffening allows the facet
capsules to tighten
Disc narrowing causes the facet joint
surfaces to override
A sway back causes the lower facets to
jam
Weak tummy muscles can jam the facets
A shorter leg can cause arthritis of
the facets
The way this back behaves 71 (7)
The acute phase
What causes the acute pain?
The chronic phase
What causes the chronic pain?
What you can do about it 78 (6)
The aims of self treatment for facet
joint arthropathy
A typical treatment for acute facet
joint arthropathy
A typical treatment for sub-acute facet
joint arthropathy
A typical treatment for chronic facet
joint arthropathy
A typical treatment for sub-chronic
facet joint arthropathy
A case history of facet joint arthropathy 84 (6)
The acute locked back 90 (21)
What is an acute locked back? 90 (2)
Causes of an acute locked back 92 (4)
A natural `window of weakness' early in
a bend
Segmental stiffness predisposes to
facet locking
Muscle weakness contributes to facet
locking
The way this back behaves 96 (3)
The acute phase
What causes the pain?
The sub-acute phase
The chronic phase
What you can do about it 99 (6)
The aims of self treatment for an acute
locked back
A typical treatment for an acute locked
back
A typical treatment for sub-acute
locked back
A typical treatment for chronic locked
back
A typical treatment for sub-chronic
locked back
A case history of an acute locked back 105 (6)
The prolapsed (slipped) disc 111 (27)
What is a prolapsed disc? 111 (7)
Causes of a prolapsed disc 118 (4)
Pre-existing breakdown alters the
properties of the nucleus and weakens
the disc wall
Bending and lifting stress breaks down
the back wall of the disc
The way this back behaves 122 (7)
Acute disc prolapse
What causes the acute pain?
Chronic disc prolapse
What causes the chronic pain?
What you can do about it 129 (4)
The aims of self treatment of a
prolapsed disc
A typical treatment for acute prolapsed
disc
A typical treatment for sub-acute
prolapsed disc
A typical treatment for chronic
prolapsed disc
A case history of a prolapsed (slipped) 133 (5)
disc
Segmental instability 138 (27)
What is segmental instability? 138 (5)
Causes of segmental instability 143 (6)
Primary breakdown of the disc
Primary breakdown of the facet joints
Incompetence of the `bony catch'
mechanism of the facet joints
Weakness and poor coordination of the
trunk muscles
The way this back behaves 149 (5)
The acute phase
What causes the acute pain?
The sub-acute phase
The chronic phase
What causes the chronic pain?
What you can do about it 154 (4)
The aims of self treatment for
instability
A typical treatment for acute
instability
A typical treatment for sub-acute
instability
A typical treatment for chronic
instability
A case history of segmental instability 158 (7)
Treating your own back 165 (37)
Helping yourself 165 (2)
Preliminary thoughts
The procedures 167 (5)
Bed rest
Medication
Painkillers and NSAIDs
Muscle relaxants
Exercises for treating a bad back 172 (30)
Rocking the knees to the chest
Spinal rolling
Curl ups
Reverse curl ups
Using the BackBlock
Using the Ma Roller
Squatting
Toe touches in the standing position
Diagonal toe touches
Floor twists
The Cobra
From the Cobra to the Pose of the Child
The Sphinx
Intrinsics strengthening
References 202 (1)
Index 203