The first book showing how, in easily followed steps, you can treat your own back pain. Unlike the author's previous book Back In Action, which gives information on the range of treatments available for different back problems, The Back Sufferer's Handbook places emphasis on the contribution the sufferer can make putting the problem right. In language that every back pain sufferer will find completely understandable, it describes each spinal disorder and what causes the pain. It gives helpful back exercises with information about what they will achieve and how frequently they should be done. There is also advice on back pain management, the role of medication, the use of bed rest and how to return to work. This book is essential reading both for the patient confined to bed with acute back pain, and for someone with less severe back problems, but still having to cope with back pain or discomfort on an everyday basis.