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back pain and book
Hi Esther 
  I am a triathlete (age grouper..59)with a back injury..I am also a nurse..so naturally skeptical. Suddenly transformed from a healthy thriving individual ready for her first Half ironman race to a hopeless 'invalid"... This is not the first time I have experienced 'episodes' of back pain,have recovered previously very well. Had a repeat MRI ( a huge mistake) which is essentialIy unchanged from 10 years ago. have tried every 'method' known to mankind/womankind to deal with this.including prolotherapy (unfortunately)Hellerwork, Myofascial Release..you name it. I suspect the prolo inflammed the back and when certain ligaments etc were 'stabilized' others started to spasm and created a cascade of back spasm.
Surgery is never an option, obviously for me, though I have a scoliosis and accompanying issues, as you may imagine. I was at the book store today when your book popped out at me from the shelf. I am about to open chapter one, with some renewed hope, I hope.

Do you have any particular advice about progressing along with the book. I am very compliant and motivated to recover and excited to try your ideas out!!! Will you be giving in person classes in Seattle (where I live any time???

Do you recommend taking an in-person class or is the book a good start???

Thanks for your time
Joan    
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Sorry to hear about your misadventures. Hopefully things will turn around soon...

The book is written to be followed in order - the first steps (stretchsitting and stretchlying) are easy to learn, hard to do in a way that is damaging and give you a lot of bang for the buck. I have a section in the book on the order to do the lesson in (page 28) including for special situations. I think it is a very good idea to begin with the book since we won't be in your neck of the woods until October (Portland). We were in Seattle this past April and will come again, but not super soon. So do begin with the book, look at the Youtube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yYJ4hEYudE) and feel free to post questions as they come up.

Happy adventure!
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Thanks for your responses..I am enthusiastic about your book and had alot of questions. sorry for the glut of questions
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