Hi So, I came across the Healing Back Pain book in the first week of July - so 2 months ago and then came across the TMS wiki and feel like I've read everything, understand everything and still no relief. I mean I fit the profile, hard working perfectionist and pain started when I was working crazy hours, not sleeping, went through a breakup and into another unhealthy relationship. So why is the information not sinking in and helping. I wish I was one of those cases that read the book and the pain just melts away. I mean I believe the diagnosis, look what I have tried: I have seen: - A GP - Chiropractor - Orthopaedic surgeon - Neurologist - Osteopath - Acupuncturist - Pysio therpist - Psychiatrist - Ayurveda doctor - Rheumatologist I have had: - Xray (normal) - MRI (normal) - Ultrasound (normal) Treatments: - Pain killers (no help) - Strong slow release pain killers (no help) - Muscle relaxers (no help) - Laser (no help) - Anti depressants (no help) - Lyrica (no help) - Dry needling (no help) - Cortisone injection (no help) - Lymph drainage (no help) And can someone please tell me why anti-inflammatories and pain killers don't work. Also the doctors and psychiatrists in South Africa just don't understand. Their best is " Yes chronic pain does cause depression so let's chat about some coping mechanisms" I don't want to learn to cope and I'm not depressed, I WANT THE PAIN GONE. My main preoccupation with the pain is, if I was pain free I could do more work, enjoy my work and be more successful - yes I know classic TMSer. I feel like I get it, but not sure what to do next?