The Rider's Pain-Free Back

The Rider's Pain-Free Back

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Fully updated and revised, The Rider's Pain-Free Back provides the guidance you need to overcome chronic soreness, injury, and ageing. 



Dr James Warson, a neurosurgeon and lifelong horseman, says that over 90 percent of the population seeks help for back pain at one point or another during their lifetime. If you’re a horseperson, back pain is of particular concern since everything you do on and around horses demands a supple, strong, healthy back: riding, grooming, tacking up, stacking hay bales, and even pushing a wheelbarrow. This book provides practical information to understand the diagnosis, treatment, and pain management related to a rider’s back problems, whatever the cause. Dr Warson breaks down the physics of movement, and explains how combining two separate bodies, human and horse, creates additional sources of potential back strain and injury. Traditional and alternative treatments are discussed, and Dr Warson includes step-by-step instructions for a do-it-yourself physical therapy plan that will not only help those already dealing with back pain, but helps to improve rider flexibility and strength, to prevent the onset of a problem.

This new revised paperback edition also includes a special section on riding after hip and knee replacement surgery.


Dr James Warson (ret), began neurosurgery practice in Kentucky, USA, in 1974. He relocated to Colorado, where he founded Front Range Brain and Spine Surgery in 1978. He devoted the majority of his practice to spine surgery (performing over 5,000 procedures during his career) and equine-related spinal injuries were Dr Warson's field of expertise. In 1984, Dr Warson established J & J Farms, where he bred, trained, exhibited, and sold multiple Grand National and World Champion Morgan horses. In 2003, J & J Farms transferred to its current location in Kamuela, Hawaii. 

Ami Hendrickson is an author and screenwriter who specialises in teaching workshops on writing and communication skills. She is the co-author of Clinton Anderson's Downunder Horsemanship and Geoff Teall on Riding Hunters, Jumpers, and Equitation

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Sub Heading Overcome Chronic Soreness, Injury, and Ageing and Stay in the Saddle for Years to Come
ISBN 9781570769337
Author James Warson, MD with Ami Hendrickson
Binding Paperback
Extent 192 pages, 229 x 216mm
Illustrations 132 colour and 15 black & white photographs, 12 colour illustrations
Ebook No
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