Hey all. I figured it was time to post a this-is-me thread, so here I go. Almost to the date of returning to this forum, I initially signed up to this site last summer--August 2016. At that time, I was dealing with low back or hip pain, and I was ready to seek medical attention. I have severe scoliosis, for which I wore a Milwaukee back brace, in the late 70's. I have a double S curvature of the spine, and surgery was actually offered up as an option. Thankfully, my orthopedic surgeon was not pushing it, and only mentioned it once. A couple of years ago, I started to notice more spine or hip pain. I couldn't exactly tell. It came and went. Usually, it improved with walking (I walk four miles a day, when possible.) By late summer, however, it was feeling worse. I started using a heating pad, and I tried rubbing ointment on the pained area. Eventually, I couldn't ride on our rough country roads, as I could feel every bump. At that point, my husband suggested that I read his well-shared Healing Back Pain book, by Dr. Sarno. I was very familiar with it, but I had never had reason to apply it to myself. Before getting through the first chapter, my pain level lifted to a much improved degree. I kept reading, found this site, posted a few times, and after about a month, I was good to go. Yet, here I am again, this year, with shifted issues. Mostly what I am experiencing is felt in the low spine. I get popping and crackling vertebrae, pinches when I bend or shift positions in a chair, and a hamstring that wants desperately to tighten back up. (I have worked through that one, but it tries to tease me.) Since returning to this site and fast forwarding through Alan's program, I am getting a handle on the hamstring and am working on the rest. The funny thing? The pinches take place on my right, yet the hamstring that wants to tighten is on my left. I suspect that I have Spondy, I suspect that I have some disc issues, and I KNOW that I have scoliosis. I don't even want to see what today's X-ray might look like. If and unless I discover that this is not TMS, however, I will not be seeing a doctor. My symptoms come and go throughout the day, though most of the predictable movements bring the same expected pains. Yet, not. LOL. I am beginning to aim at those predictable movements by self-talking ahead of the movement. Of course, that isn't always possible. Currently, my main course of mindful work involves taking note of a pain or tightness, telling myself that I am safe and strong, and carrying on with my intentions. I welcome any and all discussion with those who can relate or wish to share about their own experiences.