Hi, Ever since I got the diagnosis when I was 18 (34 years old now), I have lived through my pain. There are good days and bad. Mostly, my day goes pain free, but that's only because of my fear of resuming the physical activities I really want to do : Basketball , lifting weights, running... About lifting weights - I do, but I avoid doing the exercises that are considered very "bad" for the low back, mainly the "squat" and the "dead lift". Then there are the every day stuff, for instance driving too long makes my right leg painful. I just started discovering this whole new world of TMS. I read Sarno's book, I am reading the 12 affirmations daily for a week now, and the pain doesn't seem to go away. I could really use some encouragement to proceed. Is there any one here who was able to cure his low back (+leg) pain from herniated discs and resume physical activities?