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Table 6 The Back Pain Helpbook * table of contents

From: Yoga vs. physical therapy vs. education for chronic low back pain in predominantly minority populations: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Chapter 1 A self-assessment 3
Chapter 2 Back pain and you 15
Chapter 3 Reversing the downward spiral of back pain 39
Chapter 4 Effectively managing your back pain 47
Chapter 5 Managing flare-ups and emergencies 53
Chapter 6 Working with doctors and other health professionals 59
Chapter 7 Medicines for controlling back pain 65
Chapter 8 Physical methods of pain control 75
Chapter 9 Pain control through mind-body techniques 93
Chapter 10 Handling the effects of pain on thoughts and emotions 97
Chapter 11 Recognizing depressive illness when you have back pain 107
Chapter 12 A balanced approach to physical activity 113
Chapter 13 The comfort zone: key to good posture and body mechanics 119
Chapter 14 Stretch to prevent pain and stiffness 141
Chapter 15 Exercises for building strength and endurance 153
Chapter 16 Feeling better through aerobic activities 163
Chapter 17 Staying active in an inactive world 169
Chapter 18 Solutions for sleep problems 177
Chapter 19 Strengthening your relationships 185
Chapter 20 Intimacy and sex 193
Chapter 21 Back pain and your job 199
Chapter 22 Final thoughts on feeling and doing better 209
Appendix The American Chronic Pain association’s ten steps for dealing with pain 215
Index   219
  1. *The Back Pain Helpbook, [60].