I came across a website which was advertising a book called The 7-Day Back Pain Cure. As an astute student of chiropractic I thought I should look into this. If there is a quick way to help patients that are having acute pain, I should definitely be aware as well as look into the possibility of applying these principles in my future practice.
I was greeted by a nice video advertising a free copy of the book.
So I listened to the presentation: apparently he has helped patients with a multitude of symptoms like sciatica, herniated discs, thoracic outlet syndrome….. It was like 20 items long. I was feeling a bit skeptical at this point but also curious. I know Chiropractic can work with the body to help with these symptoms as well, but it is helping the body heal through removal of subluxation and in-coordination. I was wondering what magic Jesse Cannone had up his sleeve.
So I turned to the web again to read some reviews and was a little disappointed. Here let me show you a quote from a review:
“In fact, I would recommend this book even if you do not suffer from back pain or pain of any kind. Why? Well, quite simply, because Jesse Cannone goes deeper than the pain to the root cause of your discomfort. He has realized what many other doctors and therapists have not: back pain is a symptom of ill health.” Sukie Baxter Posture & Movement Therapy
Some may be thinking this sounds awesome. The last statement is quite profound. “…back pain is a symptom of ill health.” It is like the wisdom you would expect from a Chinese monk. However, this has been common knowledge to many healing arts and philosophies including chiropractic since the beginning of time. I would say only Western medicine appears to ignore the whole health for the function of the individual parts.
His explanation of back pain is similarly summarized by Stevenson’s Chiropractic principles
Principle 30: Interference with the transmission of Innate Forces causes In-coordination and Dis-Ease.
Principle 23: The function of Innate Intelligence is to adapt Universal Forces and Matter for use in the body, so that all parts of the body will have coordinated action for mutual benefit
Cannone's short autobiography states he visited many doctors (including chiropractors) prior to writting the book since he had an injury himself. He found muscle work helped him. I find myself disappointed with the chiropractors that originally worked on him. The chiropractors should have taught him about the subluxation.
I haven’t read his book, but I would imagine it is silent on the issue of subluxation. He most likely addresses the issue of sciatica and herniation through discussing pinched nerves, but won’t highlight the importance of working with the body through subluxation removal. By addressing stress and diet he has referenced 2 out of 3 common causes of subluxation: thoughts, traumas, and toxins.
That is why there is a need for principled chiropractors who actually care enough to spend time with their patients. This book is a great resource for those with back pain, but it won’t address the issue of subluxation. He attributes most problems to a muscle imbalance. Muscle cause real imbalances, but regardless the body won’t function at 100% until one is checked for subluxation.
Oh by the way. I found a PDF copy of The 7-Day Back Pain Cure. Enjoy and get checked by a Doctor of Chiropractor regardless.
Let me start off by saying that I would never just pick up a book and start reading it for fun. The only time I would ever read would be in school when I was assigned to read. Therefore, when my classmate told me that I had to read this one book I was very hesitant. Finally, I decided it is time to turn a new leaf and try something new. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. She told me that she had not only the first book but the whole series to the Hunger Games. When I asked what it was about, I had no idea that I was going to get the response I did. She explained that it was about these tributes that had to go in front of the capitol and fight till the death, being there could only be one winner. After hearing this, I was honestly scared and rethinking my decision to take time out and read this. But I decided why not being there were now a couple students and even teachers who had read this and where raving about how good it was. Let me tell you, the book was phenomenal. I could not put it down, and again I am not one to read. If I can say the least, I had to start the second and third book immediately and had the same problem, I could not put them down. It felt like I started reading it and I needed to get further in the story to see what is going to happen. If I can suggest anything to you, it would be to read this book. Well, my classmate was able to get four other people hooked on reading these books. So after reading the first book, five of my classmates and I went to see the movie. I thought the book was great, well the movie was even better. It was over two hours long and it felt as if you were there for a half an hour. For someone who does not like to read, I am officially hooked on reading and the Hunger Games is what started this new obsession. So, if you decide to take the plunge and read these books, “May the odds be ever so in your favor!”