Dr. John E. Sarno's Healing Back Pain is a New York Times best seller that has helped over 500,000 readers. Continuing the research since his ground-breaking book, the renowned physician now presents his most complete work yet on the vital connection between mental and bodily health....
Musculoskeletal pain disorders have reached epidemic proportions in the United States, with most doctors failing to recognize their underlying cause. In this acclaimed volume, Dr. Sarno reveals how many painful conditions - including most neck and back pain, migraine, repetitive stress injuries, whiplash, and tendonitises - are rooted in repressed emotions... and shows how they can be successfully treated without drugs, physical measures, or surgery. His innovative program has already produced gratifying results for thousands of patients. The Mindbody Prescription is your invaluable key to a healthy and pain-free life.
©1998 John E. Sarno, M.D. (P)2012 Hachette Audio
If you found this audiobook, and you're reading this review, you are probably more than a little familiar with the mind-body concept. Dr. Sarno, no doubt, has had many to tractors, and I'm sure that anyone with a deep investment in their pain, would consider the ideas put forth in this book as blasphemy. What I can say as both a listener, and a reader of the hardback version of the book, is that it's definitely worth listening to more than once. The concepts are both simple and difficult. It's a radical change in the way that we think about pain and our own minds. I personally have found this method to be helpful for me (as someone who was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, low back pain, acne in my middle-aged years, nonspecific neck and shoulder pain, as well as a host of other things).
As for my critique of the reader, I didn't enjoy that portion of this very much. There was very little change in the inflection of his voice, there were mispronunciations several times, and because the content was a little dry on its own, having a flat performance just made it that much more difficult to listen to.
It's a shame this quack is apparently able to perform malpractice on patients in pain. The information is wrong regularly. Not randomly, but manipulatively always supporting the author's conclusions. No other researchers can duplicate or verify his results.
DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY OR YOUR TIME.
Please take time to read especially if you have had long term pain.,, o am working on myself everyday.,.it almost scary to think how many of us suffer from Tension Myotosis Syndrome
My husband told me 2 years ago about Dr. Sarno I ignored it. I have had fibromyalgia for 8 years spent thousands of dollars trying to get rid of it. Nothing helped but this $11.99 audible. It has changed my life I am literally pain free. I recommend this book to everybody especially if you have chronic pain like I did. 5 stars all the way. Penny
Book is meant to be persuasive, and is. Seems picky to correct the pronunciation of "lumbar" but hearing "lumber" instead of "lumbar" is a bit annoying and makes the work slightly less persuasive. Hopefully it doesn't distract you as much as it did me.
This is an excellent explanation of the human physiological system. I'm so glad my Mother told me about it. My back, neck and shoulder started feeling better before I finished the book. I went running yesterday! I feel great. This is definitely life changing, in several ways.
I recommend this book to all humans, especially those who are experiencing any kind of pain. I will start reading it again tomorrow. I will re-read it again and again, several times so I don't forget the so many important points in it.
Why can't more doctors consider these concepts?
Dr. Sarno, thank you so much!
The author spends 99.9% of the "book" listing every malady known to medicine, explaining that are all caused by TMS while not explaining HOW to actually treat the gigantic list of psychosomatic illnesses. according to this quack, nearly every disease is caused by repressed rage.
Part of the therapy is the books themselves to educate you on the subject material. This book offers a treatment guide. Life Changing
This book and Dr. Sarno's TMS theory is a much needed revolution in modern medicine. It deals with the question of chronic pain that most doctors don't have a clue of how to deal.
Just the act of reading it (listening) i was relieved of a Tennis Elbow condition that have been bothering (to say the least) me for almost 3 years! Now i'm practicing the exercises for dealing with the "unconsious rage" and feeling that i' definetely on the right track!
Thank you Dr. Sarno for your wisdom and dedication! You have saved many lives!
Amazing Amazing Amazing
I have read The Matrix and other books..this book works...
It was ok....the reader is never the key...its the content.
My thumb was hurting as I was reading the book...I started thinking about what I was in rage about...as I kept on listening and looking internally at what was going on...in 2 hours...the pain was gone...
The book works..read it...my friend told me about the back pain book...and what it had done for her...read this one...
"Amazing I can feel my RSI declining"
I am a very sceptical person and I can feel my pain diminishing since reading this book the science makes sense, please please read this if you have any RSI pain.
Report Inappropriate Content