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Uprise: Back Pain Liberation, by Tuning Your Body Guitar

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What if everything you think you know about chronic back pain were wrong? Despite forty years of breakthroughs in medical science, patients suffering from chronic lower back pain are not getting better. When treatments fail, we must ask ourselves - what is fundamentally wrong? UPRISE shines a spotlight on debilitating chronic back pain and asks the big question - why aren't patients getting better? The answer will shock you: your pain treatment is keeping you in pain.

Drawing upon more than a decade of research and private medical practice, Dr. Sean Wheeler explores the interplay between pain, spinal instability, muscle weakness, and mobility that locks patients in a cycle of reoccurring pain. UPRISE offers a new understanding of the body as the finely tuned instrument that it is - as not only your body, but also your Body Guitar. The introduction of Tune Me - the new medical "orchestration" for your Body Guitar - is nothing short of a disruptive innovation in the understanding and treatment of chronic back pain. Tune Me helps patients stand together and UPRISE. By tuning your Body Guitar, you can regain control of your life so that those you love can again hear the unique, beautiful music your life is intended to play.

222 pages, Hardcover

First published August 18, 2015

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Sean Wheeler

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Sports medicine expert Dr. Sean Wheeler has long been obsessed with pain.

How pain affects the human body. And how pain, or lack of it, affects human behavior, athletic competitiveness, and everyday quality of life whether for the athlete, or for you.

This obsession turned passion is what provoked a career investigating pain, which led to a new way of thinking about – and treating – low back pain, as described in his new book “UPRISE: Back Pain Liberation, by Tuning Your Body Guitar.”
As described in UPRISE, Dr. Wheeler’s fascination with how the body works, his disciplined patient exam skills, an ego-less approach to patient needs, a career of surgical expertise and sports medicine immersion led to his rethinking of the commonly accepted ways to treat back, neck and shoulder pain, feeding his professional passion to change the way musculoskeletal pain and injuries are treated – forever.

Today Dr. Wheeler serves or has served as team physician for several member institution National Collegiate Athletic Association, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and National Junior College Athletic Association - NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA - athletics programs, and is an invited speaker to groups such as the Athletics Department of the University of Notre Dame.

As an undergraduate student, Dr. Sean attended Texas Christian University and Kansas State University, playing NCAA football at both, before receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Kansas State. Awarded a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Wheeler completed his residency at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, where he later completed fellowships in Sports Medicine and Pain Management. He also trained with Dr. James R. Andrews, a well-known orthopedic surgeon and consulting physician for a number of professional and college athletes.

Among the first medical doctors board-certified in both Sports Medicine and Pain Management, Dr. Wheeler has earned four board certifications from the American Board of Family Medicine, the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Subspecialty of Pain Medicine, the American Board of Family Medicine - Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine, and the American Board of Pain Medicine.

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February 19, 2016
Uprise: Back Pain Liberation, by Tuning Your Body Guitar (Hardcover)
by Dr Sean Wheeler, MD

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He spends many, many pages explaining why most doctors look at back health in the wrong way. He evidently believes that just telling us the anatomy and the maintenance practice for healthy back behavior isn't enough. So if you, like I, have back issues, stick to it and eventually he'll get to something you can bring to your doctor (in my case, my osteopath) or to your physical therapist, or in my case my Stott Pilates teacher. I don't think you can change without a properly trained and instructed pt or Pilates teacher. I don't think there is anything new in there as far as my life goes. I think all Stott Pilates teachers learn this stuff. If I find something unique in here in later therapy or rereading I will update this.

NB: p. 122, pay attention to muscle types: ballistic vs endurance. p 123: six sets of bracing muscles. p 124: diagram of muscles. p 137: another diagram of muscles. p 139: important position photos, sitting to standing up, right and wrong ways. p 175: diagrams of muscles re. right vs wrong ways to stand.
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