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Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection

Sarno, John E.

1991, February 1

healing back pain

Dr. John E. Sarno’s groundbreaking research on TMS (Tension Myoneural Syndrome) reveals how stress and other psychological factors can cause back pain — and how you can be pain free without drugs, exercise, or surgery.

Dr. Sarno’s program has helped thousands of patients find relief from chronic back conditions. In this New York Times bestseller, Dr. Sarno teaches you how to identify stress and other psychological factors that cause back pain and demonstrates how to heal yourself–without drugs, surgery or exercise. Find out:

  • Why self-motivated and successful people are prone to Tension Myoneural Syndrome (TMS)
  • How anxiety and repressed anger trigger muscle spasms
  • How people condition themselves to accept back pain as inevitable
  • With case histories and the results of in-depth mind-body research, Dr. Sarno reveals how you can recognize the emotional roots of your TMS and sever the connections between mental and physical pain…and start recovering from back pain today.

    Where to Find Resource Online

    This book can be purchased online:

         Barnes & Noble



    Here is a radio interview of Dr. Sarno, who gives an overview of his understanding and treatment of pain:

    Source link to this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAqJjCtrZPI

    Dr. Sarno Methodology lecture from April, 2017; lecture is by Dr. Ira Rashbaum of the Rusk Rehabilitation Institute:

    Source link to this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p20QhBz-Tik

    Greater Context

    Dr. Sarno’s website:


    Here is a blog created for people wanting to thank Dr. Sarno:

         Thank You, Dr. Sarno

    Check out a documentary about Dr. Sarno and his healing method:

         All the Rage: Saved by Sarno

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