Think Away Your Pain

Think Away Your Pain

by David Schechter MD


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Think Away Your Pain presents a revolutionary approach to relieve suffering and eliminate chronic pain. Unexplained, untreated, persistent pain in the back, neck, arms, pelvis and elsewhere prevent many people from enjoying life. Chronic pain causes lasting misery that can disrupt careers, relationships and derail potential. You will learn how chronic pain becomes a condition of the brain as much as the body. Think Away Your Pain shows you how to use the immense power of your thoughts and beliefs to literally change the neural circuitry of your brain.

In Think Away Your Pain, Dr. Schechter combines scientific evidence with clinical experience and psychological insight to teach a systematic method to control and eliminate pain..with the mind. With 25 years in the field, Dr. Schechter has cured thousands of patients with this mind/brain based program. Are you ready to Think Away Your Pain?

Think Away Your Pain teaches the TMS healing method where changing thought, expressing feelings, and understanding can and do change the neural circuitry of the brain and eliminate the pain. Dr. Schechter discusses research supporting the approach including research by the author. Some will find this a more contemporary version of John Sarno's books on this subject. Others will find this a fascinating interface between medicine, psychology, and neuroscience. For the chronic pain sufferer limited in function, distressed by suffering and hopeless about the future, this book offers realistic hope.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781929997152
Publisher: Schechter MD, David
Publication date: 11/14/2014
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

David Schechter, MD is a physician who uniquely combines excellent medical training, psychological insight and sensitivity, and a practical, personable communication style. Dr. Schechter was greatly influenced early in his career by John Sarno MD at the NYU Rusk Rehabilitation Institute. He became Board Certified in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine, taught residents and students at USC School of Medicine and was Principal Investigator of a Research Foundation. Mostly he's a private practice physician who has decades of experience treating appropriately chosen patients for chronic pain with a unique method. He teaches these patients how to heal themselves with education, psychological awareness and insight leading to a cognitive shift and brain transformation. Dr. Schechter has been named a Top Doctor by US News and World Report Magazine and Men's Health Magazine. He is on the medical staff of Cedars Sinai Hospital. He maintains an office in Beverly Hills and Culver City, California and sees patients from cities and states often far from his own. Dr. Schechter's previous works, the MindBody Workbook and the MindBodyAudioProgram and Patient Panel have sold many thousands of copies. His new book, Think Away Your Brain, brings together the latest research in the field and Dr. Schechter's up-to-date approaches to pain

Table of Contents

vii Dedication

viii Acknowledgments

ix Ancient and Modern Medical Wisdom

xi Table of Contents

xiii The Seven Lessons of Pain

xv Introduction

1 Chapter I: Best Treatments for Pain

15 Chapter II: What is Pain?

43 Chapter III: Why Do You Have Pain

63 Chapter IV: Types of Pain

85 Chapter V: Dr. Sarno's Ideas Changed Everything

101 Chapter VI: Understanding Pain with Relevant Scientific Evidence

117 Chapter VII: Instructive Patient Stories

131 Chapter VIII: Do I Have TMS?

139 Chapter IX: Erasing Pain by Keeping a Journal

151 Chapter X: The Twelve Stages of Healing

177 Chapter XI: Research on TMS

187 Chapter XII: Guidance for Physicians and Healers

193 Chapter XIII: Inspiration from Thankful Patients

201 Chapter XIV: Summary and Take Home Lessons

205 Glossary: Definitions of Terms

211 References by Chapter

223 Appendix A: Resources

227 Appendix B: Dr. Schechter's Credentials

What People are Saying About This

Thomas Jones

Chronic low back pain is more likely a brain than a back disorder. Dr. Schechter's focus on the brain and the cognitive retraining he offers patients has proven value in treatment. ...this book focuses on the symbiosis between mental health and chronic pain. --Thomas Jones, MD, Neurosurgeon and Medical Director, Santa Barbara Neuroscience Institute

Jessica Oifer

In Think Away Your Pain, Dr. David Schechter truly demystifies the concept of mind-body pain, and provides clear and concrete steps that pain sufferers can take to finally heal their pain. This book is an ideal resource for pain sufferers and healing professionals alike. --Jessica Oifer, MA, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Correspondence with therapist

John E. Sarno

I highly recommend Dr. Schechter s book. It is readable, accessible, and insightful, and based on his long history in the diagnosis and treatment of Tension Myoneural Syndrome (TMS). --John E. Sarno, MD, Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, NYU School of Medicine

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