You know what sucks? Back pain. In fact, if you’ve suffered from back pain in the past, which you would, given that 85 percent of all adults suffer from severe back pain for at least 4 or 5 days in their lives. It is rare to meet someone in their 40s, 50s or 60s, who has never had a back pain.
And, if I did, I’d probably be jealous enough I’d want to give them back pain. I mean… that might be harsh but can you imagine?
Yes, back pain sucks! It really does. Back pain can range from a dull, constant ache that eats at you, to a sharp, vicious pain, which makes it impossible to move. Back pain can start quickly when you fall or lift something heavy. It doesn’t take long for it to get worse.
And it can completely control your life. Anyone who has dealt with it is going to agree with me on that one. If it’s a little sore you need to baby your back and make your decisions based upon not hurting it. If it goes beyond that then you’re probably not standing up easily for at least a few days.
And I’ve been looking for something I could give away to really help Backpain Professor viewers. I can’t physically send a Chiropractor to all of your houses but I did find the next best thing.
And did I mention it’s entirely free?
The problem is there is soooo much misinformation, quakery and people doing daft shit to try and help their back. A lot of which is going to make things worse both in the short and long term. But who the hell is worth listening to?
Well, we found an audiobook which might very well change your life. Certainly your back pain. Then we found a way to get the whole thing for free.
A veteran investigative journalist who endured persistent back pain for decades – delivers the definitive book on the subject: an essential examination of all facets of the back pain industry, exploring what works, what doesn’t, what may cause harm, and how to get on the road to recovery.
In her effort to manage her chronic back pain, investigative reporter Cathryn Jakobson Ramin spent years and a small fortune on a panoply of treatments. But her discomfort only intensified, leaving her feeling frustrated and perplexed. As she searched for better solutions, she exposed a much bigger problem. Costing roughly $100 billion a year, spine medicine – often ineffective and sometimes harmful – exemplified the worst aspects of the US health-care system.
The result of six years of intensive investigation, Crooked offers a startling look at the poorly identified risks of spine medicine and provides practical advice and solutions. Ramin interviewed scores of spine surgeons, pain management doctors, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, exercise physiologists, physical therapists, chiropractors, and specialized bodywork practitioners. She met with many patients whose pain and desperation led them to make life-altering decisions and with others who triumphed over their limitations.
There are hundreds of books out there on back pain. And you’ll notice I don’t talk about any of them on the Backpain Professor because… well they’re just not worth it. Most of them don’t say anything you don’t already know and others are full of crap just trying to make a buck.
If this book was $100 I’d still be screaming about it from the rooftops. The fact that it’s free is just a bonus.
So How is it Free?
Normally it isn’t. It’s massively popular and sells around the world.
But Amazon not only has the audiobook (so you can absorb the whole thing without having to read it a few times – though you get that option too) but they give you it free when you signup to their trial. Even if you don’t keep the trial – you keep the complete thing.
Kind of hard to argue with that. Sign up takes a minute and you can instantly download the whole audiobook.