When my back pain flared up again I went to the doctor to have it checked to make sure nothing medical was going on. Had the MRI, which showed the arthritis on spine. I thought that was my problem, so went for the shots and all the other crap, nothing worked, of course. Dusted off Dr. Sarno's book, Healing Back Pain, and to my great joy, he said that arthritis should not be causing pain, that it was a normal aging issue. Boy was I happy to read that, so here I am, attempting to climb out of the hole I am in.