I believe I have had TMS off and on throughout my life. I was hospitalized at the age of 9, unable to walk for a week, because of excruciating leg pain. At 39, I developed pain in my arm that sent me to numerous doctors and eventually a pain clinic where I had a spinal cord stimulator implanted. The pain lessened over the next two years and I had the stimulator removed. A little over a year ago, I started having lower back pain. It wasn't until I researched healing lower back pain on the internet that I came across Sarno's book and believers. I have been reading and re-reading his books, along with others who support TMS. I know I have TMS. I have started seeing a therapist to help address underlying issues, but am frustrated at my lack of success. I still have the same, if not more pain, than I had a year ago. I know I'm not supposed to rush healing, and worrying about how long it takes only makes things worse. But it is so hard to keep trying to be positive and tell myself to ignore the pain when I don't see any improvement whatsoever. Advise? Suggestions?