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mamamax
09-28-2010, 04:28 AM
NSF Reference: http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/archive/index.php/t-1895.html

Was wondering if anyone here has gone to see Dr. Sarno at the Rusk Institute - and if so, what the results may have been.

LindaRacine
09-28-2010, 11:56 AM
I saw Dr. Sarno before I even saw a surgeon. I actually believe in his basic concept that some of us have pain because we expect it. I'm actually experiencing it now. Because I usually have sciatica after I've been standing for a few minutes, I know I hold my torso differently because of that expectation. Sarno told me that while he might be able to help with some types of pain caused by scoliosis, when there is a large structural problem, his therapy was unlikely to change anything in the long term.

jrnyc
09-28-2010, 03:33 PM
i find that so sad! not saying it isn't true...but it is so sad to me!

when i worked, i used to hold my shoulders up and stiff and not realize it for hours...from pain...not expected pain...but pain! though i hope and pray for no pain!!

jess

mamamax
09-28-2010, 07:03 PM
I saw Dr. Sarno before I even saw a surgeon. I actually believe in his basic concept that some of us have pain because we expect it. I'm actually experiencing it now. Because I usually have sciatica after I've been standing for a few minutes, I know I hold my torso differently because of that expectation. Sarno told me that while he might be able to help with some types of pain caused by scoliosis, when there is a large structural problem, his therapy was unlikely to change anything in the long term.

Thank you Linda. His work is fascinating isn't it? There is a medical doctor in New Hampshire who studied/trained under Sarno, and he has worked with scoliosis patients, with some success. I'm looking into this.

Medscape did an interview with Sarno in 2004. Here are the links -

Part I:
http://www.tms-mindbodymedicine.com/medscape1.htm

Part II:
http://www.tms-mindbodymedicine.com/medscape2.htm

Will be interesting to see how this develops in the years to come. When did you last speak with Sarno? I wonder if he has had any new/additional experience since then. Wishing you all the best Linda.

LindaRacine
09-28-2010, 08:20 PM
I met and talked to Sarno only once, probably in the late 80's. He is a friend of someone I used to know (but with whom I've since lost contact). I've read just about everything he's written, and haven't read anything that would make me believe he's changed his mind.