Work Title: 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back
Work Author(s): Esther Gokhale
Reviewer: Whitney Hallberg
A vast majority of Americans experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. Esther Gokhale developed the Gokhale Method for eliminating back pain after studying posture in France, attending anthropology and medical school courses at Stanford University, and interviewing people in Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America who do not suffer from pain. In 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back (Pendo Press, 978-0-9793036-0-9), she makes her method available to all.
"Until the twentieth century, debilitating back pain was not common in our soci-ety," Gokhale writes. "Today back pain is more than twice as common as it was in 1950."
Using instructions and photographs, she coaches readers...