Category Pain Management

Deskbound

Product DetailsDeskbound: Standing Up to a Sitting World
By Kelly Starrett
Victory Belt
Retail Price: $39.95
Amazon Price: $24.95

Book Description:  You’d better stand up for this bit of news.

Sitting can wreak havoc on your health, and not just in the form of minor aches and pains. Recent studies show that too much sitting contributes to a host of diseases—from obesity and diabetes to cancer and depression. The typical seated office worker suffers from more musculoskeletal injuries than those workers who do daily manual labor. It turns out that sitting is as much an occupational risk as is lifting heavy weights on the job. The facts are in: sitting literally shortens your life. Your chair is your enemy, and it is murdering your body.

In this groundbreaking new book, Dr. Kelly Starrett—renowned physical therapist and author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Becoming a Supple Leopard—unveils a detailed battle plan for surviving our chair-centric society. Deskbound provides creative solutions for reducing the amount of time you spend perched on your backside, as well as strategies for transforming your desk into a dynamic, active workstation that can improve your life.

You will learn how to:

Easily identify and fix toxic body positions

Eradicate back, neck, and shoulder pain

Mitigate carpel tunnel syndrome forever

Organize and stabilize your spine and trunk

Walk, hinge, squat, and carry with peak skill

Perform daily body maintenance work using 14 mobility templates for resolving pain and increasing range of motion

Whether your goal is to maximize your performance in or out of the workplace, lose weight, or simply live pain-free, Deskbound will work for you. It is a revolutionary cure for death-by-desk.

Review

I work at my computer all day and I do notice the effects that it has on my body.  I was looking for a way to add mobility into my work day and this book not only gave me ideas, but the strategies to actually implement them into my daily life. It is well illustrated and broken down in such a way that it can put use immediately. I am feeling the difference already! The book is quite large, but you don’t need to read it cover to cover at once.  It is easy to navigate and find the sections that apply to your own situation.  I feel that everyone with a desk job needs to get a copy of this book to improve their quality of life.

~Reviewed by Dave H.

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    Reversing Inflammation

    Reversing Inflammation
    By Don Colbert MD MD
    Siloam
    Retail Price $16.99
    Amazon Price: $13.41

    Book Description: 

    It is essential for the healing process since it is a programmed response necessary
    for fighting infections and repairing damaged tissues. However, problems arise
    when this inflammatory reaction becomes systemic and goes unchecked for
    months or years. When this happens, the same chemicals used for healing can
    cause weight gain and eventually trigger a host of deadly diseases.

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    The Roll Model

    The Roll Model
    by Dave Power
    Palgrave Macmillan
    Retail Price $39.95
    Amazon Price: $24.68

    Book Description: 

    Pain is an epidemic. It prevents you from performing at your best because it robs you of concentration, power, and peace of mind. But most pain is preventable and treatable, and healing is within your grasp. Hundreds of thousands of people around the globe have taken life “by the balls” and circumvented a dismal future of painkillers, surgeries, and hopelessness by using Jill Miller’s groundbreaking Roll Model Method.The Roll Model gives you the tools to change the course of your life in less than 5 minutes a day. You are a fully equipped self-healing organism, and this book will guide you through easy-to-perform self-massage techniques that will erase pain and improve your performance in whatever activities you pursue.

    The Roll Model teaches you how to improve the quality of your life no matter your size, shape, or condition. Within these pages you will find:

    • Inspiring stories of people just like you who have altered the course of their lives by using the Roll Model Method
    • Accessible explanations of how and why this system works based on the science of your body and the physiological effects of rolling
    • Step-by-step rolling techniques to help awaken your body’s resilience from head to toe so that you have more energy, less stress, and greater performance

    Whether you’re living with constant discomfort, seeking to improve your mobility, or trying to avoid medication and surgery, this book provides empowering and effective solutions for becoming your own best Roll Model.

    Review

    This book offered me hope.  I’ve been in pain for years due to a back injury and have found no relief.  It seems I have tried virtually everything.  My massage therapist recommended that I take a look at this book and try to follow Roll Model Method for a month to test it out.  I am so glad I did!  After a week I started to notice a difference in my pain level and seeing other benefits as well.

    This is a great manual as the instructions are clear and concise and accompanied by photographs that demonstrate the moves.
    The program is easy to follow and to maintain, so you won’t give up on it for being too difficult.

    I also wanted to mention the other value of this book.  The author shares inspiring stories that give you hope and the determination to heal your body.

    ~Reviewed by Rich W.

     

     

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      Chronic Pain

      Chronic Pain
      By Rob Prince
      Nazarene Publishing House
      Retail Price $14.99
      Amazon Price: $10.98

      Book Description: 

      For anyone dealing with ongoing pain, they know that not all pain relief comes from a bottle of pills. Living with a chronic condition can be relentless and not everyone reaches a point of complete healing. As a sufferer of chronic pain himself, author Rob Prince explores the spiritual aspects of pain, addressing the difficult questions and realities of a chronic condition. The reader will learn about: . What the Scriptures have to say about healing . Handling the disappointment of unanswered prayers . Fighting your pain with proper diet, exercise, and stress management In the pages of Chronic Pain, discover how to see God at work along the journey and learn ways to live fully in spite of pain.

      Review

      Living with chronic pain is difficult for both those who live with the pain and their families that live with them.  I have lived in constant pain for the past 20 years after an industrial accident.  I have not always dealt with my pain well.  I became addicted to pain meds and lived in a state of haze for almost 7 years.  After I came to my senses, I started to search for other ways to deal with my pain.  I found this book to be very helpful.  Since the author deals with chronic pain himself, I felt I could trust his advice.  He wrote from the perspective of one who has “been there”.  The premise of the book is that, while we may pray for God to remove our pain, He may not see fit to do so.  And instead of wallowing, we need to realize that God is allowing this pain for a reason and we need to accept it and manage it as well as possible, and see where God is working through our situation.  It isn’t always about us.  The spiritual applications and Biblical illustrations of the struggle with chronic pain are explored and well presented.  This is fantastic read for those in chronic pain.

      ~Reviewed by John C.

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