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Say Goodbye to Back Pain
Say Goodbye to Back Pain
Actor: Alexander Melleby
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
NR     2005     1hr 36min

This six-week series of easy exercises is a progressive program designed to eliminate or reduce back pain and prevent future problems. Learn the two causes of most back pain, six tests to find your real problem areas, seve...  more »


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Actor: Alexander Melleby
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
Sub-Genres: Special Interests, Educational
Studio: Westwood Productions
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 07/05/2005
Original Release Date: 01/01/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 36min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A gentle, effective program to relieve back pain
madaboutbooks | San Francisco, CA USA | 03/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm recovering from being disabled with back pain, and have been amazed to find a program that starts so easily and gently that I can do it without discomfort. It builds very logically --it's a six week program, and you stick with the easiest movements for two weeks before adding difficulty. It utilizes breathing, relaxation, and very simple movements. The dvd case reads "This program is the result of the pioneering work of Hans Kraus, M.D., creator of the exercise system prsented by the YMCA as "The Y's Way to a Healthy Back", and the instructor on the DVD,Alexander Melleby, is National Director and Chief Instructor for the YMCA program. I should also mention that the tape starts with tips on good habits for sitting, lifting, etc, in order to avoid back injury."
We Call It the Miracle
Anonymous | Charleston, IL USA | 09/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In our household, we call this the "miracle video". We've been using this video for as long as I can remember - maybe 20 years or so. We have it in VHS and I'm going to get it in DVD. I bought two VHS copies because I was so worried that something would happen to just one and didn't ever want to be without it! It seems so simple and obvious - and yet the gentle, systematic program that builds so sensibly and gently over time is just the best ever. Having had quite a few episodes of back problems - from acute to moderate - over the years, I can speak from experience with this video. It has been a lifesaver many times over. It is excellent and wise."
Great straight-foward tests & exercises to erase back pain
Lena, LMT | Nassau, NY | 09/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Back pain is mostly due to poor or little muscle use on a daily basis. Weak abs make your back work harder, poor posture puts strain. This course was done with over 1,000 people in the YMCA in the 1980s. Over 80% were pain free within 6 weeks. Only 2 % got worse & 5% felt no difference.
This comes with a nice booklet with many b&w photos so once you are used to it, you don't have to go through the dvd to get what you are looking for.
This is done on a stage with Dr. Alexander Melleby, M.S. teaching with 2 women in leotards & 2 men in shorts & tube socks demonstrating.
This was redone in 2005 for dvd with many chapters for the intro, who Dr. Melleby is, the reserach, the Kraus, M.D. study, what causes back pain, the YMCA study, self-evaluation, the 6 Kraus-Webber tests & 3 chapters for each of the 2 weeks of the 6 week program.

You can see video clips at their site backpaindvd com"
Been using this program for 20 years
John A. Lefcourte | Reno, NV USA | 09/25/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have a L5-S1 herniated disc. This is the program recommended to me by my orthopedist. It's worked for me. I've only had minor flare ups every 3-4 years. Check with your doctor before using."