I can immediately see the push back to be expected from this material. The mind brain body connection theory is not new but to hear a western trained Dr put the connection together honoring what was once a held belief that ALL back injury is of the body, and gently and slowly introduce an alternative option, has yielded amazing and fast results. I am a believer. Only because I put it to practice and felt relief with NO additional physical therapy. After 1 year of consistent pain and numbing I can say that after 1 week I am pain free and the numbing has been significantly reduced. I will continue the practice. Thank you Dr Sarno. For the courage and the commitment to share this info.
This book nails it. Not just about back pain, which I don't even really have, but more about the body's ability to manifest physical problems to distract from emotional ones. I was a little weary of this because it sounds very "woo woo" self healing, but it's important to realize that the medical reality is that many people are on disability with absolutely nothing wrong with them. If you go to a doctor with pain, they are going to find something I.e. Slipped disk, bulging disk. Everybody has these. Why isn't everyone debilitated? Read this or get the audiobook. You won't be sorry.
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