I am new to this site and am trying the Structured Educational Program. I started having lower back/buttock pain about 3.5 years ago. At the time I had not even heard of Sarno. I went to a Dr who said I had a pinched nerve and sent me for PT on 2 different occasions. About a year later I went to a diff Dr who told me i had Sacroiliac Joint pain and again sent me to PT. After this he gave me Cortisone shots. A few months later i turned to a Chiropractor. None of these yielded any results. During these few years I had read Sarno's book at a friends suggestion but didn't really buy into it. After trying all these diff methods I realized that something deeper had to be going on. I reread the book and started to realize all the sense that it made. It still took a long time and I was never really pain free. Along the way, I also had anxiety and minor depression, as well as general fatigue, along with bouts of buttock pain. For the past few months I have been basically free of any buttock pain which started giving me alot of hope. Then a few weeks ago the buttock pain flared up and has been getting increasingly worse. I am getting so frustrated and anxious that I cannot beat my TMS which is why I am turning to the Structured Educational Program. This is Day 1.