For the last 7 years, every decision I have made, I have taken my 'Weak back' into consideration. I even made a career change. I was working as full time firefighter and paramedic for 5 years and loved every minute of it, when my back didn't hurt. I saw countless Dr's, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Etc. I left fire service (Mostly due to back pain) and took a management position at a hospital in which time I had back pain less than 10% of the time, but I was unhappy with the work. I took an opportunity to rejoin the fire service less than a year later. Less than one hour after receiving the call to, once again, be a full time Firefighter, my back pain started. It wasn't until 2 years later that I read Dr. Sarno's book Healing Back Pain. I finished the book about a week ago and started the Structured Educational Program 4 days ago. My body has been conditioned to think I have back pain with every activity. My biggest fear is not being able to provide for my family (Stay-at-home wife and two girls under 3) doing a job that I love. I am trying to remain hopeful this is the answer. My pain is still there, but it is moving. I understand this a good thing. I will not let this back pain win.