Most people damage their backs simply because they do not know the basic
rules of back care. Of them, nearly three in ten suffer back pain severe
enough to call for treatment, and get their backs pummelled, pulled, heated
and drugged. If that weren’t bad enough, there’s more. One in five people
suffers back pain of such severity that he or she is forced to take time off
The best way out against back problems, therefore, is to take preventive
action. Step into a good back routine, and you could well buy insurance to a
pain-free back.
If you have missed the bus, and find yourself laid up with a bad back, there is
no quarter for despair. There are several workable treatments to help you
Magic Mantras to a Pain-Free Back is the one-stop answer to all your
questions about back problems. A comprehensive book, it discusses all
major causes of back pain and offers simple advice on how to tackle them.
This easy-to-understand book provides reliable information for developing a
healthier back. Within these pages you’ll find the ounce of prevention that is
worth more than a pound of cure and yes, also the strategies for effecting a
The book gives a detailed roadmap of back pain management signposted
with the fundamentals: pain control, back protection, exercise, yogic
postures, diet and, perhaps most importantly, how best to maintain a
healthier lifestyle. The section on treatment options discusses a wide range
of home remedies, heat treatments, physiotherapy, medications, surgical
management, latest  treatments and alternative therapies.

Dr Yatish Agarwal (MBBS, MD, DSc) is a renowned physician,
writer and columnist. His popular books, articles, columns, and radio
and TV programmes have spread the message of good health and
sensible living to millions of people. Many of his works are available
in a number of languages. Bestowed with several national awards, Dr
Agarwal works and teaches at New Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital and
V.M. Medical College. He has also been a National Consultant to the
WHO, and a Fellow at the National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo;
and Institute of Population and Research, Mahidol University,

Dr A P Singh [MBBS, D Orth, DNB Orth, Diplome d’Assistant
Etranger (France)] is an eminent Orthopaedic and Arthroscopic
Surgeon, and a leading expert on spinal disorders. An academician at
heart, he has been the President, Gurgaon Orthopaedic Society
(2005-10). This work is born out of his three-decade-long experience
and expertise as a doctor treating patients with backache. Dr. Singh
is currently the Medical Director, Uma Sanjeevani Hospitals, DLF
City-2 and Sector 55, Gurgaon. In the past, he has worked at the
Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi; St. Louis Hospital, Paris;
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; and SUNY Medical Centre,
Syracuse, New York.