Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection
Dr. John E. Sarno is a medical pioneer whose mind-body approach has helped patients overcome their back conditions—without drugs or dangerous s ...more
Sarno has many years of medical practice under his belt. And, thankfully, he has gone beyond textbooks and rote exercises and linked the conditions of the mind with back-pain. I do like how he has made this link. I ...more
It does drag on (as many people have noted).
It does show it's age in some of its comments (Page 68 is TMS worldwide, and basically assuming the entire African continent does not experience this issue or stress comes to mind - yeah, 1980s early 90s clueless much? A better statement might have been about work environment culture rather than just lumping continents and ethnic groups).
This book isn't just about b ...more
However, I agree with the other reviewers here who have said the book is too vague and repetitive. OK...Doc, so yes, I am tense, stressed out, and anxious and my back hurts like H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks, but what specifically am I supposed to do about it?
That said, it is nice to see a medical professional actually doing
This book pulled me back from the brink of life-threatening problems. And I'll be the first to admit that the book sounds boring. "Healing Back Pain." Yawn!! I don't remember where I got the book. All I know is I'm glad I did.
The book is nothing as it seems. The second half of the title ("Mind-Body Connection") is really what the book is all about. "Bad backs" are just perhaps the most prevalent form of "recurring and chronic" physical pain, and so Sarno (or perhaps somebody at the publisher) we...more
دارد .این مسئله ای نیست که بتوان آن را نادیده گرفت
شاید باور کردنش سخت باشد! شاید کمردرد غول بی شاخ و دم و شکست ناپذیر این زمونه باشد که درمان اون یک خوابی بیش نیست ولی آقای دکتر سارنو در این کتاب به شرح یک روش ابداعی می پردازد که براساس “ارتباط متقابل ذهن و جسم” پایه ریزی شده است. وقتی صحبت از ذهن می شود منظور همان انرژی نامحدود است که قادر است بر تمام بیماریها و دردها غلبه کند البته چون این قدرت بالقوه هستش و باید آن را به کار ...more
I've been dealing with lower back pain for many years now and after a car accident in 2009 it got severe enough to put me on medical leave of absence for about 2 years. I quit my real estate investing career partly bcos of this injury.
last week I came across an article in psychology today.
it basically says for some people with chronic pain the problem is no longer physical. but rather the brain getting stuck
creating the memory of physical pain.. maybe to distract yo ...more
however the content of the book is interesting and might possibly be the cause of the current breakthrough i'm experiencing with my shoulder this week.
his point is basically that most back pain is caused by tension due to repressed emotions. all one has to do to relieve symptoms is to un ...more
I found the book's premise of TMS definitely an interesting diagnosis, theory and concept. Sarno wrote this book hoping to reach younger, more open-minded medical students with his holistic, mind-body treatment of back pain, as well as ...more
I did get something out of this book, but feel like for it to truly work, a person suffering from back pain would also need to pay him a visit (or visits). I got the book off Half.com so not much was invested! Back pain sufferers, give it a try!
I'm all for whoo-whoo. But this takes the "whoo" to a whole new level. The premise: the back pain is very real (which I definitely knew); h ...more
What Dr. Sarno (NY University med ctr) has discovered (and mainstream medicine has ignored) is that chronic pain is usually a psychosomatic phenomenon. That means it's real physical pain/tension, caused by the mind.
You're thinking "but I have that old injury/slipped disk/bad posture/etc that explains my pain". That's probably not the reason for the pain. "Slipped disks" are what doctors like to blame pain on when they don't know what els ...more
The book itself wasn't one that lends itself to reading every page. The author spends much more time talking about the ineptness of other medical professionals than about his own ...more
I was referred to this book by two very well-being friends in dealing with my constant back pain. Unfortunately this book did not help me at all. truth be told I did not read the whole book. I made it halfway before I couldn't read it anymore. I understand how this can help people that have muscular problems or unexplained medically back problems. I have verified by numerous drs mechanical problems with discs degenerating and compression of nerve roots. if you have s ...more
1) I still don't completely understand the process, though I do understand the concept.
2) I haven't put it to practice yet. I actually completely forgot to try.
Sarno suggests that some (not all) of our chronic pain is actually a distraction created by the body to help our brain suppress some of our more unacceptable emotions. Sarno indicates that acknowledgement of the repression will relieve the pain, and outlines a plan of acknowledge ...more