A little background: My husband had two herniated discs. He got a spinal fusion about 10 months ago and recovery has been very tough. He's now worse than before the surgery. His pain level has gone up. We had a MRI done just this month that shows the fusion looks great and no evidence of disk problems. Dr's cant figure out his pain nor care to help anymore. We've tried everything injections, pills, acunputure. He walks with a cane currently ( he's on 37!) only because he says he's even more pain without the cane. He also gets these weekly flare ups which he is so scared of since pain level goes even higher. He's been saying he's just given up now and accepts that this is his life now and how he ruined both our lives with this surgery. I really think he has TMS. His fear and stress is causing this muscles in his back I think to not heal probably. I came across Dr. Sarno few days across. I ordered his book after reading the glorious reviews on Amazon. (Should be here today!) I had him read some reviews and watch some youtube videos to show him Dr. Sarno's theory. Yesterday I made him do everything without the cane and he did. He said he still feels the pain but overall he felt better and is trying to stay positive. I am trying to teach him to think his back is strong and is healed its his mind thats causing the pain. I see him trying to believe that but I dont think he's fully convinced yet. I am hoping after he reads the book he will absorb the info better. I am grateful for this board and wondering if this sounds like a case of TMS. We are an young active couple and just looking to get our life back. Thanks for your help!