Steven Ozanich wrote the book The Great Pain Deception which can be purchased through Amazon or his personal website: http://www.paindeception.com
Steven lived in chronic pain for nearly thirty years. Today he is pain-free and has been for ten years. He shares his story in his book, The Great Pain Deception: Faulty Medical Advice Is Making Us Worse.
He had undergone a gauntlet of high-tech procedures and was scheduled for surgery when he learned of Dr. John E. Sarno’s mind-body work. As most know, Sarno believes that pain is produced by a reduction in blood flow from the autonomic nervous system and rarely ever due to body structure deformities. Who among us hasn’t believed at one time or another that we were brought to tears by the pain of a herniated disk? It’s not the herniated disk, says Sarno.
As Steven writes on his website,
“Pain and most of our health problems, including fatigue, skin, and digestive disorders, are the result of hidden tension within the mind-body due to the demands on our lives to be good, push harder, make everyone happy, never fail—to be perfect.”
He insists that we are operated on needlessly for back pain, knee pain, hip pain, shoulder, arm, hand and foot pain.
Like Sarno, Steven believes that our healing relies on information and knowledge, and that we aren’t fragile like doctors keep telling us we are. We might be enraged and hiding it, but learning how to manage that rage is key to our pain issues. This is yet another book everyone who suffers mind-body pain needs to read.