The most effective book I've ever read. It's a journey into what's what. Medical science rarely incorporates the physiological aspects of cures and healing.
I highly recommend this book if you have any type of chronic or reoccurring pain.
Say something about yourself!
I had to be willing to examine my beliefs and examine possibilities of repressed aggression. It was fun to consider what I could possibly be angry at including the fact that I don't wear a jet pack every day to avoid traffic congestion! This book is for those who have tried everything for their back pain except for examining possibilities. So, as I ..."dwell(ed) in possibility" to quote Emily Dickinson, I began to laugh and breathe much easier. I am grateful to say my back pain is more sporadic and I have fun with the strategies in the book.
I love Dr. Sarno's medical experience and how he works with pain management. He is a credible resource in this area.
I still have some back pain but it's getting better after only 3 weeks. I am optimistic that Sarno's work will be one of the best things u have ever learned
Reading this book was like looking in the mirror. Its beyond me that this is not the standard of care. There just isn't any money in this type of treatment. In my opinion, this book is more important now with the state of our health care in such a precarious position
Interesting concept. A little disconcerting regarding how dismissive the doctor is regarding anything anything anything that seems to be a potential caveat or contradiction to his theory. Maybe he's right? But, it would have been nice to hear more balanced discussion on those seeming caveats,, and reviews or supports from other credible doctors as to whether & why or why not they support his theory and his easy dismissal of all other views and diagnoses.
Addotionally, it's not been my experience that it is easy to retrain one's brain. Some discussion on dealing with immediate pains whilst trying to get a grip on one's brain, conflicting education/experience, and emotions would be helpful. Separately, more research and support via the science behind how this actually comes about in the body would be an enlightening addition once available.
Still a decent rating because it's an interesting concept from a doc with alot of years experience -- so worthy of consideration.
The scientist part of my brain rebels against the research methods. The psychoanalysis part of me knows that there is a lot of truth in here. Resolving those conflicts is not likely to end anytime soon. In the mean time, I'm betting on a lot less neck pain!