If you don’t quite grasp how John Sarno, MD’s theory works (and truthfully, many people don’t), read Sherri Obermark’s just published book. Insightful and helpful — you can start relieving muscle tension today.
John E. Sarno, MD, was a pivotal figure in the arena of pain management because of his hotly debated approach to the diagnosis and management of back pain. You can read an interview with him here. Since Sarno’s retirement in 2012, Ira Rashbaum, MD, has taken over the care of his patients, and also sees new patients. Sarno passed away in June 2017.
Here’s a good list of doctors who treat Mind Body Syndrome (MBS) and Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS) across the country. The work they do is similar to the psychophysiological approach of Dr. David Schechter, another doctor featured in this resource section, and the acclaimed Dr. John Sarno, who developed the approach.
Dr. David Schechter, who specializes in mindbody medicine, practices the psychophysiological approach to pain, based off Dr. John Sarno’s work, at his private practice in Southern California. (There is a website dedicated to the psychophysiological approach, on which Schechter and similar doctors are featured.) He picks up where John Sarno, MD, leaves off.