I am very happy to report that at this very moment my back pain and sciatic nerve pain is completely gone. I am still seeing my cranial therapist, but I am diligently doing the structured program work and reading The Divided Mind at the same time. Now that I'm increasing my activity level because of decreased back pain my knee pain from 12 years ago is returning. I was diagnosed with patellar femoral pain (I think it's a catch all) due to misaligned knee caps (knock knees). I have not backed down from my increased level of exercise, but I'm afraid to push further. My knee pain stems from an old injury that resulted in me stopping running. I decided that if I'm going to believe that my back is strong and healthy that I want to try to run again. I'm truly afraid to push this for fear of injuring myself again. I saw the 2 posts on the success stories for knee pain, but I'm wondering if others out there have experience with knee pain and pushing through it. I know that this particular knee diagnosis is sort of bogus, but my injury resulted in swollen knees, being laid up for a few weeks, and years of physical therapy. I really don't want to go back there again. I know that the pain can move from one area to another, but how do you know when to actually back off and when to just plow ahead?