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Back Pain Permanent Healing: Understanding the Myths, Lies, and Confusion Paperback – August 13, 2016
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Steve Ozanich, a mindbody health consultant, health coach, and author, penned the International Book Award honoree The Great Pain Deception, and Dr. John Sarno’s Top 10 Healing Discoveries; the latter was based on his own experience, the work of John E. Sarno, MD, and ten years of intensive research. His third book, Back Pain Permanent Healing: Understanding the Myths, Lies, and Confusion, is a three-year writing effort to pull the larger picture of suffering together and to erase the confusion regarding healing. Over the past 17 years, Ozanich has helped to teach thousands of people how to heal themselves, through his lectures, books, articles, and interviews.
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In this book, Steve focuses on back pain. But even if the source of your pain is elsewhere, this book can be extraordinarily helpful to you as the brain/pain mechanisms are all the same.
There are a few things I especially love about this book. First, he pays tribute to Dr. John E. Sarno - this is the man who open the doors of freedom for thousands upon thousands of sufferers who have been imprisoned by pain. With the successes Steve has had as a mindbody coach, he could be prone to say "look at what I've done!" Instead, he chooses humility and points to Dr. Sarno. That's credibility in my book.
The second thing I love about this book is he is not selling anything. No Three Step Program to Heal. No Inner Circle Membership. No Anointed Healing Cloth. I don't mean to sound jaded but as I get older I get cautious of those claiming to want to help me. It usually means - hang on to you wallet.
Not with Steve. He wants to help you. He wants to see you empowered. He knows YOU are able to heal yourself. Will it take some work? Yes. And that begins with KNOWLEDGE. Which can begin when you purchase this book.
You owe it to yourself - get this book! Life is too precious and short to be in chronic pain.
PS At one time I thought my exercise routine would consist of flexing one finger - provided that one finger wasn't hurting. Today, I exercise everyday including Zumba and no longer live off ibuprofen.
Note to Steve - if you decide to do the healing cloth thing, I'll expect a commission. ;)
You’re not fooling anyone. Everyone around you is suffering because of your pain. Your spouse, your children, your friends, your co-workers, your boss…everyone. If you can’t read these books for yourself, read for the person or people you love beyond life itself. Just for now, trust me (yeah…a total stranger) that these aren’t self help books, they’re medicine. The choice is elegantly simple: read or continue as you’ve always done.
My story: I’ve been in physical pain since infancy through until age 55. It started with migraine when I was pre-verbal…I only know because my mother told me so. Then, in order of appearance, added to that were stomach aches, panic attacks, back pain, adult onset acne, neck pain, insomnia, hip pain, shoulder pain, several types of gastro intestinal complaints, scalp irritation, elbow pain and hand pain. Yeah…my body was a torture chamber circumnavigating a merry-go-round. The doctors and treatment specialists had serious sounding names for all these discreet pain complaints and almost always had an explanation and treatment for each. For decades I paid handsomely in time and money for medical doctors and specialists, treatment modality specialists, machine and needle operators, physical therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, Alexander and Bowen technique instructors, pillows, mattresses, mattress pads, heating pads, ice packs, TENS units, soaps, creams, ointments, herbal remedies, internet research, and last but not least the mountains of Advil, Tums and Pepcid. Still, on a weekly basis, I’d find myself sitting in front of my computer at work gritting my teeth through pain so intense I was burping and/or nauseous…and every once in a while sitting on an emergency room table getting shot up with stuff that would interrupt the pain at least for a little while so I could get some sleep. But the pain in one form or another would always come back again…and again. Something had to give. A friend recommended a book. It was Sarno’s book. Before I had read halfway through it, I fired my neurologist and orthopedist and quit my physical therapist and chiropractors (yes, 2 of them…one for the neck and back and the other for the hips and massage). Then I responsibly titrated off all the drugs and supplements. I wasn’t afraid. I was relieved…and so was my family. My journey had begun.
Step out of your own way just for the amount of time it takes to read a couple of books, and let your journey begin.
If you’ve already read Steve’s first book and you’re wondering what this one has to offer I think the answer is that this book fills in some blanks, can help reinforce your belief in TMS and talks about self-growth as a means of healing and remaining pain free. I like Steve’s approach that healing from TMS is not just about accepting you have inner rage that causes you pain. Because for many TMS sufferers simple acceptance of the diagnosis of TMS isn’t enough. He writes about an element of personal growth that helps prevent the accumulation of more resentment and inner rage which just leads to more TMS symptoms.