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Healing Back Pain

Narrated by: John E. Sarno M.D.
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Summary

Do you have back, neck, or shoulder pain that keeps recurring or won't go away? Do you have to "baby" your back? Does back pain keep you from living a full life? If so, you may be suffering from TMS - (Tension Myositis Syndrome) - and you don't have to take it anymore!

Dr. John E. Sarno, author of the revolutionary book Mind Over Back Pain, is a medical pioneer whose program has helped patients overcome their back conditions- without drugs or dangerous surgery. Now, using his latest research into TMS, Dr. Sarno goes one step further. After identifying stress and other psychological factors in back pain, he demonstrates how many of his patients have then gone on to heal themselves without exercise or other physical therapy.

Discover why self-motivated and successful people are prone to TMS, how anxiety and repressed anger trigger muscle spasms, how people "train themselves" to experience back pain, and how you may get relief from back pain within two to six weeks by recognizing TMS and its causes.

©1991 by John E. Sarno, M.D. (P)1999 by Audio Renaissance

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Essential listening for any back pain sufferer

This is Doctor Sarno's first major back pain book. A great place to start but make sure you also read or listen to some of the more modern titles.

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Life Changing

I have suffered form chronic back pain for 8 years, I have never received a diagnosis despite the crippling pain I experience and multitude of tests I have undertaken.
I have listened to this book 3 times now and I can confidently say my pain has dramatically reduced since doing so.
I do not believe I am out of the woods just yet, but I am certainly on the right track.
I would recommend this book to anyone suffering with pain even if the cause has been identified, as this may help you rethink the way you fight/cope with the pain!!

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Excellent book on chronic pain

Read it, so accessible and is so helpful for health professionals to think about holistic perspectives in chronic pain management

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Fantastic book

Would you listen to Healing Back Pain again? Why?

I've listened to it lots of times. It was easy to listen to, with the author having a great reading voice and very well structured. Complicated process's were explained in a very detailed way and I could understand the concepts that were being presented properly.

Most importantly the book has helped me to heal my back pain and tension heartaches. I would recommend this to anyone.

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  • Majadahonda, Spain
  • 24-09-12

The only book you'll ever need to heal back pain

I was a little skeptical when I first started listening to this book, as I had suffered from back pain (fibromyalgia) for many years and tried countless treatments. As I listened to Dr. John Sarno's narration, I identified with everything he said. It was like he was describing me ??? my personality, my pain, and my pattern of symptoms and associated treatments. I threw all the treatments in the bin, said goodbye to my physiotherapist, and gradually got better within months.



Listen to Dr. Sarno, listen to your inner self, and you WILL recover from back pain without anything else but this book and a lot of patience. Good luck.

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Very little substance

Writer has an I know it all, I figured out everything myself approach. Even though he has some interesting, possibly useful ideas, his approach, which frequently dismissing science is worrying. Also about 70% of the book he talks about persuading audience his method is best compared to everything else out there, including any scientific explanation for pain. In the rest of the book, he doesn’t fully explain his method but talks about how his method potentially will help to some hypothetical clients. All I could understood what his method is that it is a type of talk therapy. There is very little substance to the book as it reveals very little about his method.

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Book doesn't deliver on the title promise

The contents of this book does not match the title. Most of the book can be summarized as this: your back pain is in your head. Loads of fluff and padding, but that's it. Your repressed emotions cause your back pain. I kept waiting for the "Healing your back pain" part. When it came - about fifteen minutes worth in the last half-hour of the book - it amounted to this: ignore your back pain. And if that doesn't work, get therapy.

I was sorry to have spent a full credit on this.

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If you are in pain, listen to this book - NOW!

Give yourself the greatest gift and listen to this. Please. Dr Sarno is a Genius.

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This may change your life. (Possitive way)

Must injuries dissapeared on the day I started to read. Keep in mind that for some people it will take maybr even a year before they feel any difference. You just need to believe the story en stop think there is somethink wrong with yourself (do check yourself in the hospitol, so you know your injuries are not life threatening). Just right down the things that may bother you and give you any emotions. Good look.

Thank you John e. Sarno. I am so happy I discovered your theory after 5 years of different pain in my body. I will make sure I will pass this on to many other people.

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A colossal expose of the prevailing ‘will to ignore”

...... the emotional entity always with u, commonly against us.


“There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments, and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance - that principle is contempt prior to investigation.”


― William Paley (Wrongly attributed to Herbert Sencer).

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  • Jerry
  • 11-02-10

Believe the Unbelievable

I have been dealing with back bain for over 10 years. I read this book with deep skepticism, but in the end, this book has given me my life back.
Thank you Dr. Sarno

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  • Mitchel Lazar
  • 05-10-16

this book saved my life. I have been pain free <br />

for 7 years. I ruin, bike, play soccer .... pain free and I am psychologically more competent as well. thank you dr.sarno

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  • OCGabe
  • 05-06-18

This book saved my life!

In 2014, I started getting sciatica pain that progressed to the point that I could not walk more than a few steps, I could not stand for any amount of time and would pass out from the pain. Showers were a half-hour task that could only accomplished on all fours. Worst of all, I could not work. Defiantly, one morning, I tried to will myself to work once and ended up in my car, in my carport, writhing and crying in pain. I I tried epidurals with no relief. I was on Vicodin, then Oxicontin, and Fentinol. Four specialists told me that surgery (to fuse discs) was my only hope. A fifth specialist told me explained to me: I could make more money cutting you open, but you would not be happy with the results. He suggested that we exhaust every non-surgical option and only after that, would he suggest surgery. And he stressed "STOP TAKING PAIN MEDICATION!! - That will only mask your pain. Let's get to the root of it and FIX IT." - what great and HONEST medical advice!

After chiropractic, acupuncture and physical therapy (incl. aquatic therapy) resulted in minor improvements in my condition, I purchased this book on recommendation by Dr Sarno. After implementing it's exercises, I am happy to say that I am working again. Although I still have back pain sometimes, it is never to the extreme that I could not walk. I can overcome the pain now, also. Once again, I lead a normal life with no limitations.

My biggest advice prior to listening to this book is: DON'T have the attitude: "MY pain is too great for this!", "My pain is DIFFERENT" or "My pain is not in my head". IF you do, then you will be wasting your time. Some people I believe - I have met several - Want to be defined by their pain. Some enjoy the pitiful attention that comes with such pain. However, if you truly wish to be healed and you are truly tired of living on pain meds, on disability, and unable to enjoy life, then PLEASE submit to the ideas in this book. Do they exercises, and enjoy the results!

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  • deana dyer
  • 29-03-18

Life changing

The far reaching effects of the knowledge contained in this book are a treasure yet to be fully appreciated. The immediate gratification I personally experienced were amazing! As I began this audible book, I limped around on a right foot with plantar fasciitis and a lower lumbar that prevented me from lifting anything over 20 lbs. As I began to draw attention to the concepts in this book, I realized I was having the best day I’ve had in over a year. I awoke this morning and stepped out of bad with no pain. As hokey as it may sound, I tell you in all honesty it is LEGIT!!!

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  • Patrick Cavalcante
  • 20-07-18

An incredible eye opener

The book was wonderful insightful and an incredible eye opener. I will be listening to the rest of Dr Sarnos books and making it my new mission to rid myself of the pains ive suffered from for so many years.
A Very special thanks goes to Howard Stern. If it was not for Howard talking about Dr Sarno in such high regard i might not have ever known about Dr Sarno

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  • M. McCurry
  • 13-04-18

For anyone with any kind of pain

This book is a must for anyone with any kind of pain. Having exhausted all possibilities for relief I am desperate for improvement. Having finished the book a few days ago relief is beginning!

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  • Sandeep
  • 13-07-08

life takes a u-turn

Dont miss this book if u ever felt back pain. It changed my life from a person who had become fearful of sitting for more than 10 min, going out of home for long and what not. It brought me back to my mountaineering, soccer days. Within a few weeks of listening to this book I was back on a trek at an altitude of 4400 mts and finished the trek in 2 days instead of avg 4 days. I started running after a period of year and a half. I bought back shoes for trekking, running and soccer all of which I had thrown away as doctors had said I would never be able to resume these activities. This book happens to be the biggest bliss to back pain sufferers. THere are no words to thank Dr Sarno for this approach to deal with back pain. Cheers Dr Sarno !!!

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  • VitaGirl
  • 20-08-18

HARD to "think" this way... but AWESOME informatio

it's realllllllly going to be hard to get rid of TMS and I am not in search of what's next! this was mind blowing...

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  • Donald Cook
  • 14-05-18

Good stuff

Eye opening look at how the brain has dominion over the body. This book helped me to understand my "back pain" and not be scared to live an active life with herniated disks.

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  • George L.
  • 21-08-14

A good listen

Would you listen to Healing Back Pain again? Why?

The information is helpful with understanding the behavior of the unconscious mind and how it can cause pain.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful