Hi guys! For a couple of months I've dealt with herniated disc pain. I've done everything I was told (yoga, PT, medicin etc.), and eventhough it got better, I am still in pain! The interesting thing was, that I experienced this pain when i failed an exam this summer..The thing for me is, that I am almost done as a dental surgeon (being 22 years old, if my age has got any relevans in this matter), and I am terrified that I cant use my education because of my pain. This thought is eating my up, and I dont know what to do, since my doctors wont perform any kind of surgery on me.. Anyhow I've slowly accepted dr.Sarnos idea of the pain being due to my reaction to stress (and believe me; I am very stressed out!!!!!!!!). I am currently quite convinced that my condition is due to whatever is going on in my head.. So my questions are; What should I do now? Ive read that I should write a journal about stuff, that creates anger and stress for me. So I've been doing this for two days now..Should I just continue on the same specific thing giving me stress, or should I for everyday elaborate new things? What would be my next step after the journal writing? Thanks alot guys! I really appreciate any kind of help,!