7 Steps to a Pain-Free Life: How to Rapidly Relieve Back, Neck, and Shoulder Pain

By | May 13, 2018
7 Steps to a Pain-Free Life: How to Rapidly Relieve Back, Neck, and Shoulder Pain

A fully revised and updated edition of the program that’s sold more than 5.5 million copies worldwide—plus a new chapter addressing shoulder pain
Since the McKenzie Method was first developed in the 1960s, millions of people have successfully used it to free themselves from chronic back and neck pain. Now, Robin McKenzie has updated his innovative program and added a new chapter on relieving shoulder pain. In 7 Steps to a Pain-Free Life, you’ll learn:
·        Common causes of lower back, neck pain and shoulder pain
·        The vital role discs play in back and neck health
·        Easy exercises that alleviate pain immediately
Considered the treatment of choice by health care professionals throughout the world, 7 Steps to a Pain-Free Life will help you find permanent relief from back, neck, and shoulder pain.

2 thoughts on “7 Steps to a Pain-Free Life: How to Rapidly Relieve Back, Neck, and Shoulder Pain

  1. proto57
    100 of 101 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    From a pragmatic skeptic: Fantastic!, May 2, 2017

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    First my background: I am 59 years old, and suffered recurring back pain since I was 20 years old… when I stupidly (youthfully?) carried a GM automatic transmission up a flight of stairs, from a basement, and loaded it in a van. When I got back to my destination, I could not get out of the van. Well eventually I did, but needed to lie on my side for a couple of days until the pain subsided.

    Ever sine then… almost 40 years… I would eventually “go stupid” and not take precautions when lifting or moving something, or maybe, simply bending over to brush my teeth or shave, and my back would “go out”. And each time I would rest, maybe lay on the floor on my side, then “get better” and go on.

    Flash forward to two weeks ago: I was in a rush to get the outdrive of my motorboat off… it weighs 97 pounds, and was stuck. I could have gone in the house and put on my Mueller spined lumbar support… but didn’t. Well of course we know what happened… but it was different this time. The damage was far more severe than ever before, gradually causing me the most pain I had ever endured in my life. When I had to get out of bed, I barely could… it was literally torture. I was in awe of it.

    I thought I got better after a couple of days, but then the it got worse again. I went to the ER, where they prescribed 800 MG Ibuprophens every 8 hours, and percocet “as needed” for pain. The pain was so intense that the percocet barely cut the edge off. Getting in and out of the car was probably the most difficult physical and painful task of my life. I tried sleeping on the floor, I tried sleeping on the couch, with my back brace on. I got worse and worse, and went to Urgent Care just last Friday (It is Tuesday). I spent 12 hours on the floor Saturday, using a “bottle” so I didn’t have to get up. They now prescribed a new antinflammatory, Nabumatone, and a muscle relaxant. I thought that Saturday this was the answer, because even though I was on the floor, I could “actually” get up two times and walk for 5 minutes… until the pain and wobbly feeling had me crawling back on the floor. Sunday was the same. I knew I would have to go see a specialist, and could not imagine there was any other hope than surgery… and worried that this was going to be my life now: Constant, daily, unrelenting pain.

    I point all this out so that readers can understand “where I’m coming from”, when I talk about this book. And also, to add, I watched every professional and amature youtube video on solving back pain, and excersises, and so on… and all the advice about sleeping, sitting and standing. Nothing worked.

    Then, yesterday, Monday, a friend and co-worker of my wife’s told her of her 20 years plus of back problems, and three surgeries, and meds, and said the only thing that helped her was “7 Steps to a Pain-Free Life”. She said that if you follow the exercises religiously, it will eliminate or remove most or all of the pain, as it did for her. Now I am a skeptic, and a pragmatist… but that sounded good, so I came here and read the reviews. What did I have to lose by trying this book? I ordered it, and rather than wait, I also bought the ebook. For a total of both of $38, that would be nothing if it worked, and a tiny risk if it did not.

    So I took three hours Monday afternoon and carefully read the background, anatomy lessons, care and cause sections, and of course, the exercise routine. I have to say the background explanations by McKenzie really appealed to me: I want to know the “why” of anything suggested, rather than just being told “what do do”, and his explanations made practical, logical sense to me. And with the insistent suggestion that one follow the instructions to the letter, I did just that when I started the routine.

    Well as I did the routine the first time, my pain…. which was spread from the center lower back to my upper right buttock, seemed to move to my center bottom back: Just as was predicted COULD happen, and why this was good. And then, for the first time over a week, I was able to stand! My lower back muscles were sore… but totally tolerable, and probably about 1/20 of what they had been. More importantly, I could stay standing, and walk around. Remember just before the exercises, I could only stand for maybe 5 minutes until the pain was unbearable. Now I found myself walking around for over an hour and a half. I did wear my Mueller back brace, to help support my lower spine… I didn’t want to accidentally re-injure what was apparently getting to fix.

    Sure I had soreness… I had beat the hell out of everything down there, and the exercises probably add a bit of new soreness at first. But by the second set… two hours later… they were easier, I could move further during them, and felt even better afterwards. I was able to sleep in my own bed…

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  2. techmom
    93 of 97 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Robin McKenzie Method DOES WORK IF. . ., January 12, 2015

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    I’m VERY surprised to see the above 1-star rating on this book for the McKenzie Method self-physical therapy because my experiences were incredibly positive:

    —realigning my pelvis after injuring my left foot’s plantar fasciitis stepping on a carpet threshold screw
    —unknotting my right side neck muscles that caused scalp pain/headaches when trying to sleep

    But, of course:

    1–I followed Robin McKenzie’s disclaimer, repeated before every exercise set, to consult a professional MD or physical therapist/chiropractor if the pains are either first time issues OR if exercises don’t produce results within a few days.

    2–Also, I followed his exercise directions EXACTLY, as he constantly stresses.

    My imbalance and pains literally MELTED AWAY BY DAY 3!

    I had used my library’s older book edition so was thrilled to buy this updated 2014 edition with added shoulder pain exercises.

    Don’t just listen to me. Any Google search for Robin McKenzie’s legacy will do a far better promotion than I ever could.

    Anybody who thinks this exercise method is only 1 star is sorely (pun intended) misdirected or skewed.

    Meanwhile, I’m thrilled to be pain-free, well-rested, and richer from all the co-pays I have saved by ending my ineffective chiro/podiatrist therapy sessions.

    Eternally grateful, Robin McKenzie!

    And thanks to Amazon for making his updated book available!

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