Indeed, any deviation in the x-ray appearance of the spine from what is considered ‘normal’ will be blamed for back pain because of the deeply held conviction that the spine is the source of such pain. It is a conviction often without any scientific support.
A Cranky Review of Dr. John Sarno’s Books & Ideas — Sarno’s methods are historically important, based on a kernel of an important truth that has been blown waaaay out of proportion
These two articles on PainScience.com cite this item as a source:
- The Complete Guide to Low Back Pain
- A Cranky Review of Dr. John Sarno’s Books & Ideas