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Subject: back pain
Category: Health
Asked by: yesmar-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 10 Nov 2002 08:14 PST
Expires: 10 Dec 2002 08:14 PST
Question ID: 104590
I am looking for a John Stossel report (1999 I think) on back pain
featuring Dr. Sarno, a segment from the Rosie McDonald show, and
reports by colleagues.
How can I obtain a video tape of his report?

Request for Question Clarification by darrel-ga on 10 Nov 2002 08:22 PST
I would contact ABC News in New York.
Subject: Re: back pain
Answered By: voila-ga on 10 Nov 2002 11:40 PST
Thanks for your question on back pain.  I remember this report when it
aired on 20/20 but it's been a while.  Could you tell me, is the Rosie
O'Donnell segment and reports by his colleagues a part of this video
or are you asking for three separate things here?

I was able to locate the video by logging on to the abcnews website. 
On the left-hand side is a section displayed for ordering videos and
transcripts.  Searching by keyword {Sarno} under "Medicine/Health," I
was able to locate the 20/20 video which indeed was from 1999 and
sells for $39.95.

20/20: DR. SARNO'S CURE: 07/25/1999  
Code:  T990725 03  
Price:  $39.95  
Description:  DR. SARNO'S CURE 
Millions of Americans suffer from chronic back pain. John Stossel
talks about a controversial, but simple treatment that could end years
of suffering. It involves an adjustment not to your spine, but to your

ABC News Store:

If you would like to e-mail anyone on the 20/20 staff, you can go

If I recall correctly, John Stoessel was helped significantly by Dr.
Sarno's methods and he may have some personal insights to share.


Someone gave me Dr. Sarno's book, "Healing the Back" and he does ask
some very intriguing questions, quoting from the introduction:

"One continues to see the statistic that somewhere around 80% of the
population have a history of one of these painful conditions.  An
article in Forbes magazine in August 1986 reported that $56 billion is
spent annually to deal with the consequences of this ubiquitous
medical disorder.  It is the first cause of worker absenteeism in this
country and ranks second behind respiratory infections as a reason for
a doctor visit.

All this has happened in the past 30 years.  Why?  After a few million
years of evolution, has the American back suddenly become incompetent
Why are are so many people prone to back injury?  And why has the
medical profession proven so helpless to stem the epidemic?"


Here is the link to where there are 200 consumer reviews of
this book:

"Healing Back Pain:  The Mind-Body Connection"


Contact Informtion for Dr. Sarno:


Book Excerpts:


Interview with Dr. Sarno:

I trust this is the information you need.  If the Rosie O'Donnell and
colleague reports are separate issues, would you kindly write back
with a clarification before rating my answer.  Thanks very much for
using our service and bringing Dr. Sarno's book to everyone's

Best wishes,
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