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A book review of The Pain Relief Secret: How to Retrain Your Nervous System, Heal Your Body, and Overcome Chronic Pain by Sarah Warren

A book review of The Pain Relief Secret: How to Retrain Your Nervous System, Heal Your Body, and Overcome Chronic Pain by Sarah WarrenStars: *****

TCK Publishing (2019)
Chronic Pain
255 pages

Disclosure: I received this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links.

Summary: We’ve been sold a lie: The world tells us that pain is inevitable, that our bodies must break down as we age, and that there’s nothing we can do about it. Researchers develop new drugs to manage our pain; surgeons dream up new techniques to repair worn-out joints. But we never truly feel better.

Here’s the shocking truth: The vast majority of the pain that plagues our aging bodies is self-inflicted. It’s caused by the way we use our bodies every day—the way we sit, the way we stand, the way we walk and run. But with simple exercises, anybody can learn to heal their chronic musculoskeletal pain, and prevent future pain, injury, and joint problems from developing.

The Pain Relief Secret explores the fascinating science of pain, and instructs readers in Clinical Somatics, a method of neuromuscular education that relieves chronic muscle tightness, restores natural posture and movement, and eliminates pain—all without medication or surgery. Students of Clinical Somatics have healed from chronic back pain, joint and nerve pain, scoliosis, and many other common pain conditions—all without medication or surgery.

Best of all, Clinical Somatics puts the power in your hands. You don’t need special training or expensive repeat visits to a physical therapist. Clinical Somatics exercises are practiced on your own and in your very own home.

This is The Pain Relief Secret—your key to taking back your body from a lifetime of pain.

The Pain Relief Secret

I had never heard of Clinical Somatics before but now that I know about it, I can’t believe it’s not regular practice or study for all doctors.

The book gets a little technical at times but I’m so glad for what I learned from reading the book about how muscles and joints work, what muscle memory really is and why we have it, and how our everyday movements can cause chronic pain conditions. The author doesn’t claim all chronic pain is the result of learned movements but a lot of it is.

The book includes grey scale photos and diagrams throughout to help you understand what is being taught. Although I’m not sure I understood 100% everything that was being taught, I learned enough to recognize all the unhealthy movements I do throughout my day such as scrunching up my shoulders, learning to one side or twisting my back. No wonder I’m in pain!

The book includes specific exercises to help but instead of trying to explain the, you are given a URL to go to, to watch a video demonstration. This makes a lot more sense so you can see it being done properly before you try it. Then you can put the video on again and just close your eyes and do the movements as you hear the instructions.

A few free exercises are included in with book purchase but if you want a full somatic education you can purchase one.

The thing is, this is not just some new idea someone came up with that might or might not work. The book includes the history of somatics and you might be surprised to find out it was being learned about and practiced in the late 1800s! But it is still not widely known which is unfortunate. Many real cases are described (and included in the references) of somatics working.

If you suffer from a chronic pain condition that is not the result (or might not be the result) of an infection, activity level, diet, disease, genetic makeup or immune or metabolic system function this book can help you overcome your pain.

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About Kathleen

I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.

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