I am convinced that the Sarno/TMS program will work. My only thought is that I might need some therapy to make it happen. I have had piriformis for 4 months and then after starting PT 3 weeks ago, the pain got much worse. I had 4 kids without pain meds which was easy because I knew the pain would go away! This back pain is trickier. I am going to pledge to do the following: 1) do the program each day-learn about TMS and get to/express those subconscious emotions 2)Wean off the various treatments: PT, acupuncture, advil 3)set aside time each day for the program and then have a normal day. I think if I treat myself like an invalid, that's what I will be. 4)ONLY focus on the success stories Things I notice already: 1) I notice that when I am truly engaged in an activity, I do not feel/notice the pain as much. 2)I feel more pain when stressed- so it must be TMS and not a structural thing right? 3) I think that the subconscious mind looks for clues from your behavior-engaging in lots of physical treatments, talking a lot about the physical pain, obsessing on it makes your subconscious think something is wrong and this adds to the fear/pain. Good luck to everyone!