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
"Desperation led me here; already paying off"
It's been over 6 months since I started having pain that spread all over my body--hands, elbows, toes, ears... I went to the doctor numerous times, saw various specialists, did every test under the sun..and nothing came out to explain what I was feeling. I started thinking maybe I was imagining the pain altogether.
With that in mind and with little expectation, I decided to give this audiobook a shot.. Dr. Sarno assured me that the pain is not imaginary but that there is a way to get rid of it and he explained what steps I could take to do so. I know this is probably too early to report for sure, and ideally I'll have the discipline to update my review later on, but one day after finishing listening to this audiobook and applying some of the recommendations, I feel much better---and feel obligated to write a review.
The performance wasn't the most exciting though I doubt too many people are listening to this book purely for entertainment purposes. I'm guessing most listeners, like myself, have a very strong motivation to absorb the contents...and take the time to believe it. And you'll have a good shot of believing it once you've listened to the 7 or so hours and started giving some of the recommendations a go.
"Healed after listening to the 1st chapter"
Surprisingly logical, scientific, interesting. It works!!! The best audio book I've ever bought. I will recommend this to anybody and everybody.
"Listen to this book it will change your life!"
Yes, I am going for my second time around listening and I will continue to listen to it until the concepts are second nature. It is healing just to listen to the concepts of this book. I noticed a change within. Dr Sarno's scientific pedigree gives enormous weight to his scientific findings. He guides the listener by the hand through biological and anatomical concepts. This book is a real gem!
That I have the power to heal myself. That emotions, though intrinsic to living, important and necessary, if they are out of balance can be very toxic.
The exercises to begin healing the mind and body
To become aware of the physiology of emotions and their effect on the body structures.
Dr Sarno continue to write please. We need to change the outmoded concepts of orthodox medicine
"It Feels Great To Be Pain-Free"
This book answers a lot of questions that I had after I read Healing Back Pain. And takes the concept of TMS well beyond the back. I'm a believer. I've gotten rid of all pain that I've dealt w/for over 20 years. Thank you Dr. Sarno for your work and dedication to making this available.
"A must listen for everyone"
This is the most important book I've ever listened to or read.
The truth the author exposes about dealing with chronic pain saved me thousands of dollars and steered me toward years of peace.
When a friend told me about this book, I was in the midst of over 12 years of battling back back pain. The last 8 months the pain would almost never let up. I flew to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. I wanted to have suregery, but they gave me an epidural shot. It was a week or so later that my friend told me about this book.
It's now a few months later and the book's ideas are helping me defeat my pain. I've returned to doing the physical activities I love. I work out again, but still haven't pushed myself to the limit, as the book tells you to take it slow. If you're suffering from chronic back pain, this book WILL help you HEAL.
"A great subject with a mediocre presentation"
I would listen to it again, as the examples in the book help with the healing process, and there's a lot of information that's difficult to process in the first listening.
Reading the book completely obliterated 10 years worth of pain, the only word I can use to describe it is 'incredible'
Easy to understand. Good advice.
I also have the hard copy of this book but hearing helped the information stick with me.
Advice on how to address my neck and shoulder pain.
"Not helpful to me."
I ordered this book based on the number of positive reviews. After reading a bit and skipping through chapters to try to find where the positive stuff is, I am perplexed. The author/reader drone on about numerous physical conditions and the theory that they originate in emotional problems, mostly repressed rage. I skipped forward to the chapter that supposedly contained a treatment plan, and did not find anything I could apply to my life.
I normally find a book that has solid reviews from other readers is engaging. In this case, I am mystified.
I thought this book was very informative and really bridged the gap of our normal concepts of psychosomatic illness and how very natural and common it is. I will have to listen again because I found myself lost in thoughts that were provoked by the writing. I missed portions of the techniques that were outlined more than one time. if you have ANY ailment that modern health has failed to resolve or even aggrivated, listen to this book. its worth a shot.
"Very helpful content, didn't enjoy the reader"
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.
"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.
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