Hello. I've had pretty bad upper back pain for roughly 6-8 years now and I'm only 23-years-old. There were times when it was gone for a whole year at a time (when I wasn't lifting weights or being really active) but I've recently decided that I simply cannot live with the pain anymore and that I need to get my life back. I want to lift weights again, I want to be active again, I want to be happy again. I finished Dr. Sarno's book and it definitely opened my eyes to TMS and the symptoms that are associated with it. My pain has moved around from my upper left side of my back (which is what normally hurts) to the upper right side of my back in the past couple days so that was a small revelation for me. I was hoping to hear some words of encouragement and advice on how to start documenting my emotions and keeping in check with them as time goes on as to get myself back together. I only really write down all of my negative emotions, but I think I will start journaling in order to make myself feel better and to sort of analyze my day-to-day experiences. Anyway, just thought I'd introduce myself! Thanks. Edit: So I read the book four days ago now and the reason my back pain was away for a year is because I went to the chiropractor for it, but the relief was temporary.