I saw both doctors back in 1993. I had drop foot, could barely walk and in horrible pain. Long story short, I read Dr. Sarno's first book, called him and got his associate Dr. Rashbaum. I was told to get an MRI and read the book. Once I did that, I saw Dr. R. He confirmed I had TMS but the mere fact that my pain didn't match up with my nerve endings convinced me. Hard to explain. I saw Dr. Sarno's seminar. Anne Bancroft and Mel Brooks were in the seminar before us and we saw them walk out. I was one of Dr. Rashbaum's first patients and he wrote about me in Dr. Sarno's second book. I am basically pain-free of back pain but, I do continue to have issues such as numbness, tingling, etc. I know that I'm a worrier about everything. I refer back to Healing Back Pain whenever I feel this way. I still keep in touch with Dr. R. A great man and doctor.