Good evening everyone, I have been suffering from daily chronic TMJ (temporal mandibular joint pain) for nearly four years, I have spent thousands and tried every conceivable remedy without success, virtually nothing has worked for me with the exception of OTC pain killers (Ibuprofen/Tylenol). A friend at work recommended Sarno and at first I laughed it off. I got desperate after the supposed expert at Tufts said I ‘was probably in remission from my pain.’ The pain ranges from a constant aching wave that radiates from my jaw joint into my temple and forehead region, it is primarily left sided. I have been evaluated for hemicrania continua, traditional TMJ treatments like moist heat night guards, Botox, months of physical therapy, bite adjustment by a prosthodontist, muscle relaxers, anti anxiety medication two types, trigeminal neuralgia drugs, CPAP machine, melatonin. I’ve seen chiropractors, ENTs, physiatrists, over a dozen specialists and nothing has worked for me. It is daily and grinding, the pain is aching and burning, I can feel that my muscle is sore, the pain is real I don’t know how I’ll be able to ‘convince’ my subconscious that this is a ‘distraction’ but I’m so desperate I will try anything. I have nearly finished Healing Back Pain and started reading the six week program. I definitely feel stressed, I have two young children and a very demanding job in the federal government. I love my life, but it isn’t worth living with all this pain. One question is whether I should continue to use my night guard? Sarno says that you should get rid of any physical supports but my pain is so so much worse without it. Any and all advice you all have would be greatly appreciated especially if you have jaw pain as I do, thank you all.