I suffered from sciatica for about 4 months and i read Mr. Sarno's book and it seriously helped me. It teaches you the concepts about mind over matter. It teaches you about your body and what it can withstand. If you're suffering from sciatica (I was literally couch ridden for months) this book is for you.
This book changed my life. After years of chronic pain I have been pain-free for over four years. Dr. Sarno has a lifetime of experience treating patients and has written with great compassion, insight, and authority. His explanation of the syndrome he calls TMS is clear, understandable and practical. I highly recommend the book to anyone who has "tried everything" and who is open to a new approach.
This book was super helpful, exactly what I needed. It is very informative in lay-person accessible language. If you suffer from back pain, or a host of ailments related to the back, you really need to consider the possibility of a mind-body connection.
This book was a good one for a scientologist. The author explains how most pain is interpreted as a thought, not so much an actual feeling. If you can believe in what the author (Dr. John Sarno) is trying to explain, then I would suggest this book, otherwise, it is not something for a person who has real pain and is seeking treatment.
Carol (nibbles) - reviewed Healing Back Pain : The Mind-Body Connection on
This book was referred to me by a member of my yoga class, who also suffer with lower back ailments and such. This is a great book for anyone who truly believe that the mind can heal, with proper care of our bodies. A must read!