Using a first-person approach to explore the work of renowned physician Dr. John Sarno,
and his radical methods to treating back pain, ALL THE RAGE examines the connection
between emotions and health. Through interviews with Sarno, esteemed patients, and
experts, the film offers a profound rethink of how we approach our health care.
On June 22, 2017 Dr. Sarno passed away – one day before his 94th birthday.
A beautiful obituary in the New York Times recounted his legendary life and profound contributions to science.
HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A MOVIE
THAT CHANGED YOUR LIFE?
On the surface, All the Rage is a story about chronic pain and a doctor’s quest to help people get rid of it. But it’s really about the stories people tell themselves about themselves, despite the facts that are right in front of their faces. It’s about the devastations of childhood, the rage of the impoverished and disenfranchised and the dismissal of science despite all evidence.
— Missoula News
WHO IS DR. JOHN E. SARNO?
Dr. John Sarno pioneered a radical approach to treating back pain, instructing patients to focus on repressed emotions as the source. He came to see that the unconscious mind was activating the autonomic nervous system, and that the repression of unconscious rage was a major contributor to pain. When Dr. Sarno suggested his patients make the connection between their emotions – including their tendency to put themselves under extreme pressure and stress – they rapidly improved. Over the course of his 50+ years in practice at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation at NYU, he developed and adapted his treatment program into four bestselling books.