Back pain in a 56-year old woman

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I am a 56-year-old female who for most of my life has had to live with continual pain. Even as a young child, my early memories were of pain, mainly in my legs. I was told these were growing pains. Later in life, I had carpal tunnel syndrome and pain in my hands. Then I got lower back pain in the L4-L5 area. I went to many doctors and chiropractors offices for years, but the pain always returned after a short while.

Because I couldn’t take it any longer, I was finally scheduled for back surgery in December 2006. I was in tremendous pain and felt that my only option was to have surgery to get rid of the pain. A friend asked me if I would be willing to get just one more opinion and I agreed. I didn’t think it would help, but I said, “OK.”

I called Dr. Schubiner to schedule a consultation. I was told to read the book, “The Mind Body Prescription” by Dr. John Sarno. As I read the book, the information in it reminded me of my life. It was as if someone was telling the story of many things that had happened to me over all these years. I met Dr. Schubiner and he went over my history, examined me and discussed my MRI test. I agreed to take his Mind Body Medicine workshop. Since taking the workshop, my pain is GONE!! On occasion, I will get a flare up of pain when I am under stress, but then I use the tools that Dr. Schubiner taught me and I get relief. I’m sleeping better, eating better and looking forward to more of a pain-free life in years to come.

Thank you Dr. Schubiner for your willingness to share the program with all who want the information.

Marcia R. aged 56,

PS I did not need the surgery.

*The personal stories are from actual course participants and are used with permission. The names and photos have been changed to protect confidentiality.