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What worked for me, after everything else did not!

Discussion in 'Success Stories Subforum' started by kevin95630, Jun 3, 2021.

  1. kevin95630

    kevin95630 New Member

    I have been suffering from disabling, chronic back pain, extending down my glutes to my upper legs, for several years. It had progressed to the point where I could not walk upright, moping around like I should be in a wheelchair.

    I tried everything: chiropractic, physical therapy, stretches, a physiatrist, acupuncture. Nothing helped.

    I read the Sarno books, and was convinced, intellectually. But clearly, I continued to doubt that this was possible. Indeed, I continued to consult traditional doctors. One, a specialist in regenerative medicine who proposed me a stem-cell treatment that "might" work, along with proposed changes in diet.

    I was scheduled to consult with a surgeon, having given up all other hope. But as the date for my consult approached, I began to LISTEN to the audiobook "Healing Back Pain", read by the good doctor himself.

    I listened to the entire book, and then waited. Nothing. So I began to listen to it a second time, hearing things I had missed previously. And noting the admonition that it can take a week or so after hearing the lectures for the pain to go away.

    No joke, on the very day that I began listening to the audiobook a second time, my pain virtually disappeared. Following Dr. Sarno's advice, I have regular "discussions" (out loud!) with my brain, chastising it for its foolishness and exhorting it to get on board and to be a team player, to knock off the games. Whenever I do this, my pain disappears within minutes.

    I still wake up in pain, and have to call my brain on the carpet and give it a lecture. But without fail, when I do so, the pain vanishes!

    My wife is astounded at the "new man" in her life. I am walking proudly, upright with good posture, and with a smile on my face.

    I believe that for me, it was hearing Dr. Sarno, as opposed to just reading the words on a page, which was the key. Now I listen to the book occasionally, not always paying close attention. But my unconscious is listening attentively. And it works like a charm.

    If you are still having problems, and haven't tried the audiobook, I strongly encourage you give it a listen. Dr. Sarno is very convincing in his delivery and it sure worked for me! FWIW, I found it on scribd.com which offers a free trial.
  2. Sita

    Sita Well known member

    I'm happy for you! I've been doing the same thing for some time. It works. Not all the time (for me) but more and more.
  3. Ellen

    Ellen Beloved Grand Eagle

    Love your success story! Congratulations!

    I, too, listened to Healing Back Pain over and over. Sarno is medicine.
  4. Baseball65

    Baseball65 Beloved Grand Eagle

    I too had a profound recovery by reading the text of HBP over and over until I can almost recite it after 22 years....but the pain went away in a couple of weeks and though I have read his other books, he pretty much explained the problem and the solution pretty damn well in HBP. Still my 'bible' when anything is less than awesome.
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  5. Oh wow this is really inspiring!!!! I'm happy for you!!!!! I've long thought that there was power in "hearing the author" or spiritual teacher. I believe their voices carry the energetic belief that they fully believe themselves and it is much more of a direct transfer of wisdom. I've seen this where I have read a book but after hearing the person/author/spiritual teacher speak and really resonating with them and being able to re-read the book ... then I felt much more enlightened!
    This is a great idea for me to try - thank your for mentioning it. I had a big shift in symptoms after I recently re-watched the documentary All the Rage - Saved by Sarno. But hearing his entire book in his own voice will surely have more affect.
    I recently had my first flare up of back pain in 8 months since first accepting the TMS diagnosis and finding Dr. Sarno's work + reading his books. I was surprised to have the flare up but I have been able to see that the pain is "on the run" which is a great sign.
  6. mugwump

    mugwump Well known member

    What a wonderful story! Great job men, I'm so happy for you!
  7. TG957

    TG957 Beloved Grand Eagle

    @kevin95630 , , congratulations on your success story! I volunteered to collect stories for the Thank you, Dr. Sarno! site. Dr. Sarno, unfortunately, passed away and will not see your post, but his family and many chronic pain sufferers would appreciate and benefit from reading your post. Would be great if you could PM me with the text (200-300 words) and photo (optional but desirable) and I will post it on the site. Thanks in advance!

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