‘My history of back pain began in the 1970s. I had a very physically demanding job and was experiencing enormous pressure at home and work.
‘Severe pain developed and resulted in surgery in 1981. I was positive that this was due to an injury. I was assured by the neurosurgeon that the pain would resolve and leave after surgery and it did. Three years later, however, the pain returned worse than ever.
‘A second surgery was discussed and I was confused and mad as hell. I thought, what is going on here? I started reading everything I could get my hands on concerning back pain and 99% of the literature blamed the pain on structural problems.
‘That’s when I discovered Dr. John Sarno. Even though he hadn’t fully developed his approach, there was enough there to convince me he was right. I called him in New York and talked to him and one of his assistants. They were so helpful.
‘Because of my personality I’ve had some reoccurrence of pain through the years. Neck, shoulder, jaw, foot, etc. But I now know how to deal with it.
‘It ain’t easy and takes much effort by the pain sufferer but this method works if the concepts and treatment methodology are understood and followed.
‘I’ve continued to be active to the point that most people my age would be surprised.’