I have had neck and shoulder pain and headaches since high school, over 20 years, the lower back started a couple years ago and my heels/feet started hurting a year ago and I'm realizing I'm tender in most places. I've been to the chiropractor but find little relief and concluded it's more muscle than misalignment issues. Other than that I do not bring up the pain to doctors because I don't want to be diagnosed with something just to have medicine thrown at me. I will take over the counter pain relief when it gets bad and I can't stay at least polite. A few weeks ago I was miserable and the extra strength pain meds weren't touching it. I found Healing Back Pain by Dr. Sarno and knew right away this was my issue, I wasn't sure about the feet at first but read the testimonies and knew it was related. As I started to accept that this was my diagnosis, I realized I also dealt with fatigue and a few other symptoms that I had ignored to minimize the drama, to not focus on all the things that were wrong with me. I felt incredible physical relief right away and emotional relief in having such hope for so many issues that had been concerning me. I didn't need any pain meds the following week. However, the normal everyday pain is mostly returned now, so I decided to try this educational program. I'm realizing now that the emotions I started acknowledging became an overwhelming obstacle for me to overcome and so the pain came back to "protect" me from it.