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Article on "Crooked" book- thoughts?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by MindBodyPT, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. MindBodyPT

    MindBodyPT Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi all,

    I came across this article which had gained popularity over the last week: https://qz.com/1010259/the-100-billion-per-year-back-pain-industry-is-mostly-a-hoax/ (The $100 billion per year back pain industry is mostly a hoax)

    Mostly about the book "Crooked" that came out recently. I was wondering what people's thoughts were or if anyone had read the book? From this article, it looks like the author does a good job of debunking the effectiveness of medication and surgery for back pain, which is excellent. However, there's no mention of the emotional/psychological nature of back pain and definitely no mention of TMS or the like. There is an emphasis on using PT at the end of the article. But of course this still does not acknowledge back pain as having psychogenic origins instead of physical. I have to say i'm disappointed that Sarno isn't mentioned at all...though the rest seems like a step in the right direction. Thoughts?
  2. Tennis Tom

    Tennis Tom Beloved Grand Eagle

    Here's a thread from the TMS HELP FORUM about her book. I attended her book signing recently and bought it. She lives down the street from me coincidentally. Sarno is cited several times in her book and she may have done one of the last interviews with him before his passing. She has some info about him I hadn't heard before :
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  3. MindBodyPT

    MindBodyPT Beloved Grand Eagle

    Thanks for sharing! I'll take a look at it, glad to know she was comprehensive in her research.

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