Hello, I've had back pain on and off since I was in my twenties. I'm now mid forties. About 7 years ago I experienced pain like I've never had, knocked me off my feet and in a bed for a solid week - took another 5 to recover fully. Dr., chiropractors, PT, etc. I found Dr. Sarno's books which have helped me to progress and over the years have been fine. Once in a while I get a twinge of pain but other than that, have been fine. I am unable to jog because I do beleive that structurally, it's not the right exercise for my body, which is hard to let go of. Three weeks ago, I was jogging and trying to "ignore" the muscle pain, etc. I did what my chiropractor called "collapsed a facet bone". He said will heal - could take weeks or months, but it WILL heal. The pain is very frustrating and hard to accept on days. I struggle through work and homelife and am distracted from it, not to mention it's causing me anxiety. I did get an xray and it was "fine" normal degenerative stuff for my age. So it was getting better, but suddenly yesterday it felt like it relapsed. I'm back to lidocaine patches and advil. When I walk my spine is pins and needles (lower back) my foot is window paned with numbness, my buttocks and legs are in pain. I'm now worried about things like chronic pain, needles in my back, etc. I was told this was a structural problem - I do believe I am in pain - I also am very aware that will stress and worry it gets worse, yet I can't seem to overcome the "structural" thing. I won't jog again. I just won't. But I do want to find what works for me.