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This video offers a system of exercises to gain relief from back problems. The exercises are based on a 100-year-old process called the Alexander technique. Acute and chronic back problems afflict millions of people in America alone. The causes are many -- among them are direct blows to the back, banging into objects or falling, improper posture, and improper lifting. The resulting pain may be due to muscle soreness, a small tear in the muscle -- called a strain, or an injury to the ligament that holds the bone -- called a sprain. Deborah Caplan, author of Back Trouble: A New Approach to Prevention and Recovery, based on the Alexander technique, takes the viewer step by step through this unique process. Pointers are also given on proper care of the back, the best way to lift and carry objects, to sit, and even what to do for the back when you sneeze. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter, Rovi