I am almost in tears as I write this. I have suffered from chronic low back pain for 5 years, along with a "tickle" sensation on my right side. The pain never abates... it is constantly present and really limits my activity. As a result, I also feel depressed. I have recently been reading books by Drs. Sarno, Schubiner and Schecter. Their theories make sense to me. I think I've gotten discouraged because I haven't experienced the immediate "miracle" cure that so many others have written about. I would like to get a definitive diagnosis, but there are no TMS/MBS practitioners in my area (Florida). I think a formal diagnosis would help me accept the concepts more readily. I am fearful that this will be like every other (unsuccessful) treatment I have tried... but because it makes sense to me, I want to commit to trying it. I can't keep living like this.