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

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Berkley Books, 1999 - Health & Fitness - 124 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Sherri Obermark - Goodreads

Dr. Sarno has it right about muscle tension and back pain. This is a good background to the concept of TMS. Read full review

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User Review  - Parcoast - Goodreads

This book was amazing for one simple reason: It provides a logical conclusion as to the cause of pain that millions of people feel every day, and it does so while contradicting the popular diagnosis ... Read full review


Structural Abnormalities Rarely Cause Back Pain
Conventional Treatment and Medical Mythology

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Dr. John Sarno is Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, and attending physician at the Howard A. Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, New York University Medical Center.

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