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Incredible back pain conquest!
on 10 May 1999
I actually agree with the May 2 review...to a point. I found the book engaging but not very "practical." However, everything about Dr. Sarno's approach is already here, even if it is better developed in his later books.
Now, to the point. Dr. Sarno places a lot of emphasis on "knowledge therapy," and in the last seven weeks I've learned what he meant. I had a lamenectomy 25 years ago, but suffered from back pain for 27 years nonetheless. I read this book seven weeks ago, and used it as "knowledge therapy" I discovered later. Three nights ago, I awoke in the middle of the night lying flat on my back, something I could not do for 27 YEARS without excruciating problems later. I rolled to my side, got out of bed...with no pain...no reaction. And no problems since! I'm awestruck!
Buy this book or a later Sarno book, but buy his therapy! For God's sake, don't do surgery or any other radical approach, until you've checked him out! It's incredible!