I'd like to know how people give up things that "seemed" to help. In my quest for relief for the sciatica, my neighbor recommended her chiropractor. I had never gone to one, and thought most were quacks, but I was at the stage of "I'll try anything" when she suggested it. Lucky for me she didn't suggest something more weird than that! Anyway, I went to this guy and he put me on a course of spinal decompression which actually helped. I know it was probably the placebo effect, but it was the first relief I had in over a year. Anyway...long story short, my insurance won't pay for the decompression, so I couldn't keep going. So I purchased this thing that stretches the spine and it "seemed" to help like the chiropractor's machine did. Now...I KNOW that according to Sarno, I must give this up and I'm having a hard time of it. So far, I have not used it since finishing the first Sarno book, on 4/16, but it's so tempting. I had a lot of pain this morning and almost gave in. I know it's easy to give up stuff that doesn't work. But how did you all give up things that did seem to offer relief?