- Paperback: 394 pages
- Publisher: Silver Cord Records, Inc.; 1 edition (December 13, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0615462219
- ISBN-13: 978-0615462219
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 321 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,038 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Steven Ray Ozanich Born in Warren Ohio Newton Falls High School Associates and Bachelors Degrees from Youngstown State University Masters Degree in Business Youngstown State University Hobbies: plays acoustic fingerstyle guitar, golf, enjoys comedy, quantum mechanics and matter formation, and American college football.
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Nothing worked, the pain continued.
After the first year, I had a corticosteroid injection and x-ray by an "expert" who told me that part of my coccyx bone was "dislocated". After that I firmly believed that this was what was causing the pain, after all, he was an "expert". Around that time, I stumbled upon a book by Dr John Sarno, "Healing Back Pain", many people have been healed just be reading this book on which he describes TMS (Tension Myo-Neural Syndrome)as being the main cause of many common types of pain, the result of repressed emotions that manifest as physical pain.I was still convinced my coccyx was damaged so the book had no effect at all, except of course great disappointment which made the pain worse!
A while ago, a friend sent me an email about a new book "The Great Pain Deception"
and I got it.Over the past four years I've read about two dozen books related to healing chronic pain and I would gladly trade them all in for this one book. It is so well written, indeed, it is like a college course on the true cause of the majority of physical pains.
Billions of dollars are spent every year on pain management,the drug companies bombard us with "chemical solutions" all addressing the symptoms, surgeons replace hips, knees, shoulders, more billions, and nobody address the CAUSE of these symptoms.The author healed himself from back pain after 27 years and has done a marvelous job in detailing the process he went through.If you, or a friend or loved one has any type of chronic pain, I strongly recommend getting this book. Make sure you have a yellow marker, there are insights on almost every page that you will want to outline.
However, I believe the way he went about it may not be for everyone. I believe healing can be had with much less "drama". Punishing your inner child with harsh workouts is not the way to obtain peace in life, however it may have been what the author NEEDED in his healing journey to get to a place where he could heal. However, I would warn, be careful not to believe you have to do the same things.
The problem, as we all realize, is internal emotions. It is not an external issue. Yes, starting movement and exercise may help show your mind that you really don't have a physical issue. However, as the others and the author stated, it can also makes things worse for a while. Why add more pressure to an already overwhelmed mind? Putting pressure on yourself to run a certain amount or hit so many golf balls is only adding to the internal rage I believe. I think that may be why it took him longer to heal. I believe if you work on the internal stuff first, realize where in your life you are heading in the wrong direction, and focus on that part, the exercise and movement will gradually come back slowly. That was my experience, and several others as well.
I believe it was the focus on the internal stuff that helped the author heal. The rest was just added activity. Focus on finding peace in your life, focus on healing the inside, focus on soothing the inner child who has been wounded and hurt ... don't punish him/her more. Also, telling people to get off their lazy butts is not a professional thing to say. He was lucky that he had a settlement of money, he didn't have to worry about working several sitting jobs at one time. Some people have to commute several hours a day, sit at a desk, and drive several more miles home. Not everyone has the luxury to hit golf balls all day, so this is why I think his plan is not for everyone.
Again, I am not taking away from the author's journey. In fact, it just goes to show everyone's healing journey is different. We all need different things to wake us up, and force us in the right direction. However, if you truly tune into your soul/heart I doubt it will ask you to punish yourself to heal. It will probably ask you to look inside, see where it hurts, see where you need to heal, and to slow down. Buddhist monks don't run miles a day, but they are some of the most balanced and peaceful people on the planet.
I think this book is good if your mind needs more convincing your back pain isn't physical, but emotional. However, if you want a plan to follow to actually heal and find peace, health, and joy in life there are some good books out there. Either way I thank the author for sharing his story, it was one heck of a ride.
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