Hello everyone - it's been over a year since reading Sarno and having my life changed. While I whole heartedly believe that I absorb my feelings physically, I am currently dealing with some pain that makes me think there's no talking/meditating my way out of it. I do notice the techniques I have learned help me tolerate the pain, but it ain't going away. We talk so much about when it is Sarno....but when is it NOT? Onset: 2 weeks ago - windsurfing on vacation (talk about something I would have never let myself do pre-sarno!) it felt great, but even though I have been lifting a lot of weights and am strong, I was super sore in my back afterwards and started hobbling later that night (as my sunburn set in too). Symptoms: don't seem to be changing. Left side only, emanating from my most recently diagnosed herniated disc at L3L4. (Diagnosis 2 years ago after which I talked myself out of it 3 months later after reading sarno). Intense burning in my shin. At its worst when lying down trying to roll over in bed, or standing for too long. Happy to sit! That's never happened before, but I think it's because i was doing a sport standing up. Treatment: got a massage in the week before windsurfing. Got another massage last week. Usually massages help deep 6 the pain and rev up my parasympathetic. Have not been taking pain killers, bc they never really worked in the past. After reading here that sometime during a relapse they will help you deal, I gave myself permission to take aleve...and it was amazingly helpful. I am now on day 3 of pain killers, but know the pain is down there. Pain have moved from an 8 or 9 to. 6-7. All of this said, I have had to pull myself out of depression about this pain multiple times and I am both convinced this is not Sarno, but I also have my doubts. I wonder if you all can help me sort through this! I want relief.