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Mind Over Back Pain: A radically new approach to the diagnosis and treatment of back pain

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John Sarno
Berkley Books
p. 112 (Trade paperback, red/blue cover edition)


There is probably no other medical condition which is treated in so many different ways and by such a variety of practitioners as back pain. Though the conclusion may be uncomfortable, the medical community must bear the responsibility for this, for is has been distressingly narrow in its approach to the problem. It has been trapped by a diagnostic bias of ancient vintage and, most uncharacteristically, has uncritically accepted an unproven concept, that structural abnormalities are the cause of back pain.

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