"I had been suffering with severe back pain, severe pain from sciatica (pain in the buttocks and legs) and extreme weakness in both legs. I could only walk for a short distance and then with a cane. I had been diagnosed as having spinal stenosis and in need of a laminectomy, removal of most of the back of the vertebra, to release pressure on the nerves of the spinal column on L3 and L4. I also had a herniated disc that required surgery. Fortunately, while waiting for surgery, I read Rapid Recovery from Back and Neck Pain. This book gives one a detailed action program to follow. I recovered completely and cancelled the surgery. I still can't believe that I am now completely pain free and have all the strength back in my legs and that I can live a normal life again. I sincerely hope and pray that the word spreads about how it is possible to recover from back pain without surgery."

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Allan J. Masison
Retired municipal accountant
Weymouth, Msssachusstes

"Rapid Recovery from Back and Neck Pain will be an important addition to the literature on alternative medicine, made even more meaningful because it recounts the author’s own experience with devastating pain and rapid recovery. It focuses on an important issue, is well researched, and very readable.”

Judy McConnell
Director, Health, Welfare, Work/life Programs
Office of the President, University of California

“This book has literally saved the life of one of my patients. Rapid Recovery from Back and Neck Pain is a truly effective step-by-step guide to conquering chronic pain and returning to a fruitful life. It is both logical and easy to follow. I highly recommend it to all pain sufferers and to their doctors.”

           Parvez Fatteh, M.D.

             Board Certified

             Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

             Castro Valley, California

 “Fred Amir has drawn on Dr. Sarno's principles of chronic pain management, which, combined with the experience of his personal ordeal and research into natural healing techniques, forms a potent recovery formula. It helped me recover from 15 months of back pain and five months of foot pain and disability.”

           Graham Tuffee

              Adelaide, South Australia

 “The nine-step recovery plan helped me recover rapidly from 18 months of neck pain and pain and numbness in my arm and fingers. I was able to avoid neck surgery and today, four years after my recovery, I continue to live a healthy, active life.”

          Dr. Hussein Al-Hussein, Ph.D.
            Professor, Computer Engineering
            University of California, Santa Cruz

"I had suffered from Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) for seven years as a result of playing the piano and computer programming. I had undergone intensive physical therapy and massage therapy, done a lot of yoga, and tried many other healing techniques. All this time I believed that the cause of my pain was structural problems in my body. At last I came across the radical theories of Dr. Sarno and the techniques of Fred Amir. Rapid Recovery from Back and Neck pain was essential to my recovery. Now, six weeks after learning of this approach, I am 90% cured." To read the whole story, click here


Christopher J. Abraham
Toronto, Canada

Since my pregnancy in 1995 I developed pain throughout my body that eventually reached a point where almost all the activities in life I loved were no longer available, and trying to get well became an obsession. The critical symptoms were an upper leg that felt like it was being sawed in two, repetitive strain injury (RSI) in my hands and arms which at its worse prevented me from dressing, toileting or eating without assistance, and back, neck and ankle pain. There was a year when I couldn't drive myself at all. Eventually I ended up in a wheelchair, pushed around by my husband. Throughout this period we spend huge money and energy getting the best medical help we could find. Numerous (often conflicting) suggestions were offered for why I was in this predicament, but nothing offered arrested my decline. My life became vastly restricted and I became a shadow of my former self.

When I began reading Rapid Recovery from Back and Neck Pain, I could barely walk. However as I followed the strategies outlined in the book I recovered quickly. My body returned to it's former healthy and mobile self, and as a surprising added bonus my allergies to cats, pollen and the like, which I had had since early childhood, disappeared. It is three years since I rapidly recovered. I have spent these climbing, cycling, playing the piano, dancing, gardening and loving life. What a gift this has been, and a huge turnaround from being severely disabled. You can read my full story @ this site

          Ailsa Howard

          Kaikoura, New Zealand

"For more than 35 years I suffered from recurring back pain—most of the time the pain was tolerable. However, when I got back spasms, the attacks were so bad sometimes that I had to stay in bed for a few days. During all these years I tried chiropractic, acupuncture, and medical treatments.

Few months ago I had a severe case of back spasm. I had an MRI done that showed spinal stenosis and some deterioration due to arthritis. My doctor discussed the possibility of surgery if the pain persisted. I was weary of surgery and am thankful to this day that I was. After the 4 days on my back I surfed the internet for the latest back remedies and ran across the work of Dr. John Sarno as well as Fred Amir and read Rapid Recovery from Back Pain. Dr. Sarno helped me make the mind-body connection and Fred Amir’s techniques helped me take control.

I am currently able to do all of those activities that the doctors told me to avoid and without any pain. I am no longer tight after running or hitting a 100 golf balls on the range. I now understand that my body is fine and that knowledge alone removed so much fear from my life that I cannot tell you how liberating it was/is. I am 51-years-old and I want my 13-year-old body back -- the one that did not feel pain nor associate it with any activities; the one that lived with no fear. It may sound bizarre, but I am close."

          Kevin Starnes

          Lake Forest, California

“This book was the perfect remedy when I had a chronic pain in my right leg. It especially hurt to drive and to run. Doctors were puzzled. Fred Amir’s concrete examples of how to return to physical activity inspired me to overcome the pain and run the local 10K run again. This is a great book. I am constantly telling other people about it.”

          Gerre Boardman

            Austin, Texas

“For two years I suffered from neck and shoulder pain. A friend of mine recommended I read Rapid Recovery from Back and Neck Pain. I read it and developed my own rapid recovery plan. My pain disappeared completely in three weeks and never came back.”

          Robert Markowitz                                

             South Salem, New York

“As a physician, I have found the nine-step rapid recovery plan quite effective and believe it can be of great benefit to those with chronic or recurrent back and neck pain."

Dr. Ali Zaki, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
San Jose, California

"After two car accidents and eleven years of back, neck, and leg pain, the nine-step rapid recovery plan helped me recover quickly. I recovered so quickly and so well that my family and friends were all amazed. I highly recommended Rapid Recovery from Back and Neck Pain to anyone who wants to be pain-free."

EJ Anam
Owner, Tecknicare Technologies
Santa Clara, California

"The nine-step rapid recovery plan helped 3 of my employees recover rapidly from back, leg, and neck pain. As a result, their health improved dramatically and productivity increased. This was good for them and good for business. I highly recommend Rapid Recovery from Back and Neck Pain to employers and employees alike."

Abid Malik
President, Micro Base Technologies

"Thanks to the concepts and techniques contained in Rapid Recovery from Back and Neck Pain, I have recovered completely from ten years of back pain and my overall health has greatly improved."

Dr. A. Din, DDS
San Jose, California