Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection
Dr. Sarno's program has helped thousands of patients find relief from chronic back conditions. In this New York Times bestseller, Dr. Sarno teaches you how to ...more
I have not yet tried it, but I'm about to do so.(less)
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 ...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)...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 ...more
This was my miracle. I had been a long time sufferer of back pain and repeatedly diagnosed with Scoliosis. When I say long time suffer, I am saying from the time I was 20 until I was over 30 I had daily non stop back pain. Most ...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
In 1993, I was in a stopped car, turning into my driveway off a highway when we were rear-ended by someone driving ...more
First and foremost Dr. John Sarno is a god and I owe him my life, I would happily die for him. That being said here's my story:
I was diagnosed with DDD (Degenerative Disc Disease) only when i was 19 years of age, and i shook me to my core. I was devastated. The pain, the agony of back ache is beyond what I can describe, living in constant pain and unable to perform daily activities, its ...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 ...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 felt that this was my problem as soon as I read it, but after reading this book, and several others of Dr. Sarno's books, I was no closer to understanding how to treat it.
It took a while, but I developed a method for breaking the cycle of pain and managing negative emotions. I was pain-free in less ...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!
Basically, the doctor asserts that the mind, when repressing anxiety and anger and emotions it doesn't want to feel, can manifest them in physical ailments. And, often the physical ailment will move around (from lower back to hip to sciatica to pinched nerves). He discusses the importance of addressing underlying ...more