This question was submitted via our Ask a TMS Therapist program. To submit your question, click here. Question Hi. I am writing for my daughter who is 14. She has severe pain in her back basically at the s1 level that has been constant for the last eight months. She is not able to attend school or really do much of anything. The thing is that the pain is on the front side of her spine and it hurts when you push on her abdomen although she has full mobility ( in fact she can still do the splits). Most people think that she is just faking - but i know she is not. She also has the strange condition that it disapears when she is completely floating in water but returns the second she is not completely floating. As well the pain is at a constant 8/10 and doesnt change with any movements in fact it is slightly worse when she lays down. I have read Sarno's books and they do make sense and the physiotherapist believes that a pain sensor has been stuck on because she has a tendency to power through pain and not really listen to her body. She did originally hurt herself at a cheerleading practice. We have had mri, xray, bone scan , ultrasounds and orthopedic consults. All say that although there are a few minor issues there isnt anything that should be causing this much pain. They have now put her on Lyrica which she is not coping with very well. My question really is can this really be Tms and how do I get her to believe it, and how do I cope with the fear that somehow something isnt actually wrong and someone hasnt missed something. Thanks for any insight. Much appreciated. Just looking for life to somehow return to normal for her. Jennifer in Windsor ontario Canada.