I’m glad to have found Dr.’s Sarno’s book. It confirmed a theory that was kinda in the back of my head. I had heard in a yoga class about storing emotions in the hip but then disregarded the fact that my pain had an emotional source. I have been struggling with lower back, hip and IT band pain in both legs for over two years. I’ve seen orthopedic surgeons, chiropractors, physical therapists, and a masseur. The doctors said that my x-rays and MRI look just fine except a chiropractor that showed me how my spine was misaligned but after treatment, pain had not changed. I accepted the TMS diagnosis immediately. I have a history with anxiety and depression and other mind-body issues as tension headaches, heartburn and IBS. I’m glad in a way that I don’t have to keep spending money and time to find out what’s wrong with my back and hip but a little discouraged about the recovery process. I have been learning about the mind a lot in the last few years because of my struggle with depression and anxiety. I have tried psychotherapy many times, I practice meditation regularly and read books about several topics in psychology… I also did some journaling several years ago when I was struggling the most with depression and anxiety. So I’m not sure that just acknowledging that this issue is part of what I’ve been dealing with for years, is going to make it go away. For example, I new that my heartburn was caused by my anxiety, but that didn’t make it go away. Now that I think about it, the heartburn just disappeared after years and years and maybe it was replaced by this new back/hip pain a couple years ago. To conclude I’m relieved in a way. I just have to deal with one problem (my mind) instead of many. Although, my mind is the hardest to conquer. I’ve been trying for years and it might take me many other years to find a place where I feel ok. So it kinda scares me that my back/hip/IT band pain is my new heartburn that would last another 3 years only to be replaced by another body pain.