• Mind Over Back Pain

  • A Radically New Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Back Pain
  • By: John E. Sarno M.D.
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (78 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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 Myositis Syndrome. In this book - the first to explain the psychophysiology, manifestations, and treatment of TMS - you'll find clear steps and sensible advice to help you find relief, prevent future pain...and live life fully once again.

©1982 John E. Sarno. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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LIFE ALTERING

John Sarno changed my life, and it can work for you as well. Back aches run in my family and can be debilitating. Or so I thought. I listened to this book as well as HEALING BACK PAIN, and I am symptom free. Besides that, I now have power over my small aches and pains in other areas of my body. This is true freedom, and I wish the same for you.

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A good book

This book is nicely done. It gives the listener food for thought. The performance is good.

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COVERS "WHAT" BUT NOT THE "HOW"

If you are looking for a book that tells you that most pain begins in the brain, and explains what back ache can be , this would be the book. If however, you want to learn about how you can use your mind to overcome pain, there is nothing in this book that covers it. Interestingly enough, even though he rants about meds, he does admit he uses them in severe cases. He also says that if was legal, he would recommend prescribe heroin to treat pain. His anectdote about a witchdoctor curing back pain by sending demons to a chicken and the demons kill the chicken was .....umm...well, what can i say....

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  • Mirzhan Irkegulov
  • 09-10-21

Great theory, no practice

As usual, Sarno gives convincing arguments for validity of TMS, but this abridged version doesn't actually explain how to heal it, beyond vague gestures towards psychotherapy.

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  • T. Carter
  • 11-22-21

Stories of recovery with no evidence

I don't doubt the principals, however there is little to no evidence. This is mostly stories of peoples individual recoveries from chronic pain.