Hi. I am posted as my day 1 assignment and as I was walking into my room to write this I had a severe back pain which made me question if this is in fact TMS. I want it to be so I could finally have some hope that this May ever get better. My have been struggling w back and hip pain for 4 years on and off. It started w a full on horrible spasm 4 years ago which went away. I was always active and would work out every day. When my back went out I changed my work outs to make them lighter and stopped cycling all together bc I was sure that was the problem. One year later my back went out again (both times I was not exercising when it happened). After this I was petrified and I got an MRI which shows a degenerative disc. The Dr said to get PT so I did. It got better again but I revised my workouts even more and got many different trainers but I was always so scared it would happen again. Last June it happens again but differently. This time, my hips became sore and weak (more like my outer gluts). The front of both my legs were weak and numb and my lower left side of my back was in agony. I thought it would go away like last time but it stayed. And has continued to hurt for a year now with not even a day of pain free-ness. I have become obsessed w the pain. I have gotten more MRIs. Been to 8 months of PT. Have had trigger point shots in my lower back and coccyx, an epidural, a facet injection and a hip injection. I’m still in pain. I just read the Sarno book and I felt like I found my answer. For 2 days I felt improved since I read it but today seemed like I am going backwards. Is this normal? I hope so and I pray this works! In all in!