Back Problems and Chronic Pain

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

•Book: Mindsight by Daniel Siegel, MD and the Mindsight Institute www.mindsightinstitute.com/
• Sounds True www.soundstrue.com/
•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  
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•Back Problems, Back Pain, and Chronic Pain

•MayoClinic Article on Back Pain: www.mayoclinic.com/health/back-pain/DS00171
•Feldenkrais Technique of Somatic education. www.feldenkrais.com
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)
www.acatnyc.org
•American Society for the Alexander Technique www.alexandertech.org
•The Complete Guide to the Alexander Technique www.alexandertechnique.com
•Acupuncture www.NCCAOM.org
•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:
www.dukehealth.org/Services/IntegrativeMedicine/Caregivers/Brantley
www.dukehealth.org/HealthLibrary/HealthArticles/commonlyaskedquestionsaboutmeditation
•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.
www.massgeneral.org/bhi
•Guided imagery: see www.Healthjourneys.com
•Guided imagery practitioners: Academy for guided imagery www.academyforguidedimagery.com
•Book: Mindsight by Daniel Siegel, MD and the Mindsight Institute www.mindsightinstitute.com/
• Sounds True www.soundstrue.com/ 
•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
www.RealAge.comwww.realage.com/the-you-docs/you-staying-young/chi-gong-workout
Chilel Qigong www.chilel.com.
Spring Forest Qigong
www.springforestqigong.com
Fragrant Qigong www.qi.org/fragrant.
Chow Qigong
www.eastwestqi.com.
Tai Chi Article
www.mayoclinic.com/health/tai-chi/SA00087
Yoga Article http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/yoga/CM00004
•Biofeedback and/or Neurofeedback www.mayoclinic.com/health/biofeedback/MY01072
•Dr. Andrew Weil www.DrWeil.com Excellent resource on health and integrative medicine
•Art and science of breathing
www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART02039/the-art-and-science-of-breathing.html
•Breathing exercises: www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART00521/three-breathing-exercises.html
•Meditation www.drweil.com/drw/u/id/QAA326653
•Anti-inflammatory food pyramid:
www.drweil.com/drw/u/PAG00361/anti-inflammatory-food-pyramid.html
•Books by Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen (You Series.) Also www.DoctorOz.com
•Books by Dr. John Sarno ex. Healing Back Pain www.HealingBackPain.com &
The Divided Mind: The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders
•Carl Stough Breathing Techniques (Breath Coordination)
www.breathingcoordination.com
•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
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/chronic_pain/chronic_pain.htm
•Pain Centers at Hospitals. ex. www.med.nyu.edu/painmanagement
•Information Sources:
www.Prevention.com
www.WebMD.com
www.NutritionMD.com
www.Mayoclinic.com
www.clevelandclinic.org
•Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
•American Chronic Pain Association
www.theacpa.org
•American Pain Foundation www.PainFoundation.org
•Mind Body Stress Reduction Programs: www.umassmed.edu/cfm/home/index.aspx
•Back Care Boot Camps (Mentioned In the Book: The Anatomy of Hope by Jerome Groopman, MD www.JeromeGroopman.com)

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•Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue
•Mayoclinic.com information on Fibromyalgia:
www.mayoclinic.com/health/fibromyalgia/DS00079/tab=InDepth
•Mayoclinic.com information on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: www.mayoclinic.com/health/chronic-fatigue-syndrome/DS00395
•Dr Weil on Fibromyalgia: www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART00701/fibromyalgia and
www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA400508/Treating-Chronic-Fatigue-and-Fibromyalgia.html (Dr. Weil Discusses the Bookby Dr. Teitelbaum)
See also 
www.Feldenkrais.com.
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

•Headaches

my.clevelandclinic.org/disorders/headaches/hic_relaxation_and_other_alternative_approaches_for_managing_headaches.aspx
•Book: Heal Your Headache: The 1-2-3 Program for Taking Charge of Your Pain by David Buchholz, MD.
•Mayoclinic on Headaches:
www.mayoclinic.com/health/headaches/HE00001
•Dr Weil on Headaches: www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA400666/AntiMigraine-Diet.html

 

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