I heard some good things about this book, so I decided to check it out.
8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back: Natural Posture Solutions for Pain in the Back, Neck, Shoulder, Hip, Knee, and Foot (Remember When It Didn’t Hurt) by Esther Gokhale is a book with 8 lessons to help the reader eliminate and prevent back and neck pain. The book is full of color photos to assist with each lesson.
I will say that a few of the chapters could have provided more detail in explaining the movement (Tallstanding, Glide Walking). However, I did grasp the core message this book offered and that is that modern man needs to lengthen the spine as much of our pain comes from spinal compression. Think about how rounded your back is when driving in a car, sitting at a desk, or even after standing for long periods. This book details why the normal advice to stand up straight fails and how it can bring on a different type of back pain.
In the past two years, I have done lots of research on back pain and I promise to post completely on what I’ve learned. The lessons in this book complimented my understanding of posture induced back pain. Parents of infants will also find value in this book as it shows how baby strollers and seats put infants into spinal compression and what proper baby posture looks like.