Mind Over Back Pain: A Radically New Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Back Pain

This is the book that has given thousands of sufferers new hope–a gentle, effective way to find real relief from back pain, without painkillers, without surgery, without spending days on end in bed.

Dr. John Sarno‘s revolutionary approach to back pain is based on his discovery that tension is the underlying cause of most back problems–leading to an often unrecognized condition called Tension Mytosis Syndrome. In this book–the first to explain the psychophysiology, manifestations, and treatment of TMS–you’ll find clear steps, sensible advice, and simple illustrations to help you find relief, prevent future pain…and live life fully once again.Community Review  

  • WHAT A MIND SWITCH !!! Though I have not totally conquered the pain in the posterior (which comes, they say from the back… I’d been to several doctors about the pain, went to physical therapy and that made it worse, actually. So this book was recommended to me by a very reliable friend so I’m trying the process. The physical therapist was throwing up his hands and doctors told me to rest it, use heat and take OTC pain pills. Then when those didn’t work…here, have some narcotics. Well they made me sicker, darn it.
    So it is MIND OVER MATTER TIME! I put on my workout clothes and hit the trail. I talk to my brain a lot and I don’t care if something thinks I’m nuts, I’m getting better and better! I’m not there yet but I know I’ll make it. This has been going on for at least 4 years. I’ve only done this for about a month.
    Instead of going to bed with a heating pad I suit up and get moving. What a change from walking a block and having to sit down, sometimes with tears running down my cheeks… to walking a mile telling my brain to fix the ***blasted pain. Shoot, I even do weights, resistance, bike, etc.
    Thank you Dr. John Sarno, M.D. I feel like I’m living again…and get this, I’m over 70 years old.
  • I bought this copy for a friend. She started to read the first chapter and started to feel her back get better! I had a horrible back spasm 25 years ago that was healed just by reading this book. Is it for everybody? Not necessarily. If tension is making your back ache, or you have a backache and tension in your life, why not read a paperback book to see if it helps? If it doesn’t help, you’re out less than $10. If it does help, it can save you from years of potentially addicting pain medications and having to have back surgery. No, it isn’t “all in your head”–it’s in your back. But what’s in your life could be causing your back to hurt. Why not give it a try?

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