This question was submitted via our Ask a TMS Therapist program. To submit your question, click here. Question Hi there! I am 32 years female with a history of back issues. Initially I was diagnosed with several herniated discs when I was 28 years old but I did traction and the pain went went away. I experienced a flare-up when I was 30 years old and did another MRI which reported that the herniated discs have healed but I have minor tavlov cysts. I happened to come across Dr. Sarno's book on healing back pain, after doing many failed treatments. Miraculously most of the pain (like 98%) resolved. From constant pain everyday to once in a while for maybe an hour then it resolves. My question is how do you stop the fear of a reoccurrence? My brain keeps saying that tavlov cysts will cause pain or that I will have debilitating pain in the future. Recently I again am falling into the old pattern of restricting myself (like not twist my back or not to carry a heavy load) for fear of triggering anther flare-up. I just wish I can get over the fear as that's the missing piece of the puzzle.