All of the readings have been extraordinarily helpful for me. Starting with Sarno's book The MindBody Prescription made me hungry to read more. Then I finished Healing Back Pain and started Fred Amir's Back and Neck Pain. I read everything on this forum that is suggested. I have really enjoyed hearing from former athletes who have been able to pick up their sports again and participate without pain. I read something every single day - to help keep it fresh about changing this conditioning. I also think its important to support others on the forum. It keeps me engaged and an opportunity to walk my talk. I've had pain the last couple of days but I am under a lot of stress. My brother-in-law is dying from this horrible brain disease that hit him just about 2 months ago. Its all happened so fast. This back pain of mine, started in the middle of caretaking for my father who died, my sister who died, my mom who died and now Bob. Every two years for the last 6, I've been dealing with a family member dying. The grief and the responsibilities that have come with it. I understand and am somewhat compassionate about the pain because I know what its trying to do - distract me from this sadness. I know it will go away because of what all of you tell me. I am so grateful to all of you on this forum! Thank you for posting and letting me know how it is all working for you!