Sciatica struck just before Christmas and came on the heels of 6 months of overwhelming present stress. The pain was excruciating. Doctors and meds provided no relief. Luckily I found Dr. Sarno's book and it made sense immediately. Only 1 month after being stricken and 3 weeks after reading the book, I am leading a normal and mostly pain free life. Recurring, and sometimes new, physical symptoms remind me there are still have opportunities to grow and learn. I am grateful for what I have learned and how I have changed. It is pretty amazing to experience a positive paradigm shift as a middle aged adult.