Back Problems and Chronic Pain

♦Resources for Back Problems, Back Pain, Chronic Pain, Fibromylagia and Chronic Fatigue and Headaches

•Book: Mindsight by Daniel Siegel, MD and the Mindsight Institute
• Sounds True
•Book: Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain: How a New Science Reveals Our Extraordinary Potential to Transform Ourselves by Sharon Begley
•Book: Freedom from Pain: Discover Your Body’s Power to Overcome Physical Pain by Peter A. Levine and  and Maggie Phillips  
•Back Problems, Back Pain, and Chronic Pain

•MayoClinic Article on Back Pain:
•Feldenkrais Technique of Somatic education.
There are physical therapists who do this as well as non PTs. Also, there are classes.
•Alexander Technique This technique teaches you how to free yourself of habits that you have developed that contribute to pain and strain. This way you can allow your body to get back to its natural fluidity and balance. It is also very popular among actors, musicians, and dancers, as well as people with back and neck pain.
•American Center for the Alexander Technique (NYC)
•American Society for the Alexander Technique
•The Complete Guide to the Alexander Technique
•Meditation and guided imagery. These practices affect the physical body!
•Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook (Numerous techniques that are useful for pain) (M. Davis et al.)
•Artices and Books by Jeffrey Brantley, MD at Duke Integrative medical center on meditation:
•The program at the Benson Mind Body Medical Institute at Harvard medical school. Founded by Herbert Benson, MD.
Also see his books: The Relaxation Response, etc.
•Guided imagery: see
•Guided imagery practitioners: Academy for guided imagery
•Book: Mindsight by Daniel Siegel, MD and the Mindsight Institute
• Sounds True 
•Book: The Mindfulness Solution to Pain: Step-by-Step Techniques for Chronic Pain Managment by Jackie Gardner Nix
•Book: Shift Happens, Robert Holden, pHD.
•Beth Israel Hospital NYC (Continuum Center) has a Center with alternative practitioners, including medical doctors
•Tai Chi, Qigong and Yoga
Some Forms of Qigong: There are many. (Ask Your Doctor Before Trying.)
Qigong on
Chilel Qigong
Spring Forest Qigong
Fragrant Qigong
Chow Qigong
Tai Chi Article
Yoga Article
•Biofeedback and/or Neurofeedback
•Dr. Andrew Weil Excellent resource on health and integrative medicine
•Art and science of breathing
•Breathing exercises:
•Anti-inflammatory food pyramid:
•Books by Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen (You Series.) Also
•Books by Dr. John Sarno ex. Healing Back Pain &
The Divided Mind: The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders
•Carl Stough Breathing Techniques (Breath Coordination)
•Osteopathic Physicians (D.O.) and the Osteopathic Techniques They Do.
•Doctors of Physical Medicine (Physiatrist) MDs who specialize in Musculoskeletal Problems and Rehabilitation.
•Neurologists who Work with Chronic Pain.
•Chronic Pain Article
•Pain Centers at Hospitals. ex.
•Information Sources:
•Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
•American Chronic Pain Association
•American Pain Foundation
•Mind Body Stress Reduction Programs:
•Back Care Boot Camps (Mentioned In the Book: The Anatomy of Hope by Jerome Groopman, MD
•Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue
• information on Fibromyalgia:
• information on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome:
•Dr Weil on Fibromyalgia: and (Dr. Weil Discusses the Bookby Dr. Teitelbaum)
See also
See the information above (this page) on Back Problems, Chronic Pain, etc.
•Book: From Fatigued to Fantastic by Joseph Teitelbaum MD
•Book: Freedom from Fibromyalgia : The 5-Week Program Proven to Conquer Pain (Nancy Selfridge, MD)

•Fibromyalgia for Dummies by Roland Staud, MD and Christine Adamec
•The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Fibromyalgia, 2nd Edition by Lynne Matallana, phD and Laurence A. Bradley

•Book: Heal Your Headache: The 1-2-3 Program for Taking Charge of Your Pain by David Buchholz, MD.
•Mayoclinic on Headaches:
•Dr Weil on Headaches:

*Note: Information on this page is for educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional guidance: medical, legal, financial, etc.