In an age where a seemingly endless amount of gimmicky back products are in circulation, a definitive guide to self-assessment and rehabilitation is more essential than ever. Back Mechanic guides you through a self-assessment of your pain triggers, then shows you how to avoid these roadblocks to recovery. Then effective exercises are coached in a step by step progressive plan. Spine expert, Prof. McGill used his 30 years of research findings and clinical investigations to create this evidence-based guide that has helped thousands reclaim their lives. This knowledge is now available to you in this richly illustrated book. You will become your own best Back Mechanic and advocate.
Praise for the “Back Mechanic”:
“Dr. McGill is Men’s Health’s go-to expert for back pain issues. His cutting-edge but practical advice has not only benefited our readers for more than a decade, but even helped my own father avoid surgery and experience lasting relief. Dr. McGill is truly the Jedi master of spine rehab.” – Adam Campbell, Editor-in-Chief, MensHealth.com
“There is no one better than professor Stuart McGill to advice on how to avoid and treat low back injuries. He has created a scientific foundation of what causes back pain that has guided clinicians around the world.” – Chris Riddoch, Professor of Sports & Exercise Science, Bath University, UK.
“Dr. McGill’s work is making a huge impact on the health of pilots and airmen. In the USAF, if you don’t know about the teachings of Stuart McGill, well let’s just say you don’t know.” – Philip Hardinger, Combat Medic, USAF
“He figured out my back and salvaged my Olympic career. The approach is in these pages with many clear and helpful illustrations.” – Bethany Hart, USA Olympian
“Dr. McGill is the most widely recognized spine researcher in the world. This book brings his knowledge straight to the people who need it most.” – William Morgan, DC Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Consultant to the White House
“He is the Dr’s back doctor, and in these pages guides the reader through the essential steps to become pain-free.’ – Dr. Clayton Skaggs, Injury Prevention and Performance coordinator, St. Louis Baseball Cardinals, and, Medical Director, Central Institute of Human Performance, St. Luis, USA.
“Since implementing Dr. McGill’s treatment protocols, our worker compensation patients have returned to their job sooner. In this book he explains back pain, and provides the reader with practical steps toward recovery. Distinctly readable.” – John Repac OTR/L and Rada Lorenz, RN, Montana Health Network, USA
“Dr. McGill’s unique approach restored a pain free back following a major back injury despite other experts telling me that my powerlifting career was finished. Once pain-free, I came back even STRONGER, and set records in powerlifting.” – Brian Carroll, Champion Powerlifter