New research suggests that most back pain is caused by underdeveloped multifidus muscles, those that connect the spinal vertebrae and are crucial in bending the back. This book presents exercises to strengthen the multifidus group. Simple explanations and black-and-white drawings throughout show readers how to work with these muscles.
Jim Johnson is a licensed physical therapist with over fifteen years of research, teaching, and clinical experience with chronic back pain patients. Currently he is an instructor in physical therapy at Emery University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Scott D. Boden, M.D., is the Director of the Emery Spine Center and Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Emery University Hospital in Decatur, Georgia. He is the deputy editor of The Spine Journal.