I'm quite pleased I've found this community, as I'm reading one of Dr Sarno's books, and quite a bit of what he says is resonating with me. I have had low back pain 24/7 for about 5 years, and had episodes since my 20's. I've done the osteopaths, chiropractors, physios - seen several consultants, had injections, MRI's, discography, and finished a hospital course about living with pain, advocating a number of things like pacing, becoming an expert patient, mindfulness, and coping strategies. They were keen to point out that these are the ways we can help ourselves, and medics don't know enough about the chronic pain mechanisms to fix us. It has been most helpful, because by reading about these ideas I discovered the works of Jon Kabat-Zinn, Vidyamala Burch, Les Fehmi and Eckhart Tolle. They taught me that meditating, using open focus, and being in the moment helps with pain. So it's not such a big step to imagine that there is some connection here to TMS.