I started the TMS Recovery Program today in order to help me get rid of the last of my pain my body still holds on to. How do I determine if there is any structural reason for the pain my body still has? Don't tell me to ask my gp. She told me I would just have to learn to live with the pain and ibs, the structural issues would only get worse. Is this something I could/should pose on the 'ask a therapist' forum? When I developed severe chronic pain over 3 years ago, I did have a lot going on with my cervical spine as revealed by an MRI and my doctor. The stress of that pain had caused ibs, which was severe as well. Fast forward 3 years, everything I have done has slowly improved me. First physio, then massage, then almost 2 years ago I discovered Dr Sarno's books and replaced physio with journaling. That summer I bought Dr Schubiner's workbook and poured a lot of tears, shouting, and kicking into doing his program. Then in Jan'16, I started an excellent group program that helps people overcome their pain in a way very similar to what this site promotes, except they also have an energy healing component. I started seeing a chiropractor last May. When I gave him my MRI results a month later, he told me he would have expected someone coming in and asking him to 'end it all' for them, not someone who just came from yoga class and in no obvious pain (I had felt that way when the MRI was done 3 yrs ago.). He therefore asked me to get a new MRI. This last MRI, done in July'16, shows significant improvement from the first one. I still see the chiro, although he has cut me back to maintenance visits, and I still get massages because they feel great. The group program ended last Nov, and I know it helps to have the mind body ideas reinforced, so that's why I'm now starting the TMS Recovery Program. So, how do I determine if I still have any structural reason for the pain I still have? Since discovering Dr Sarno, I have told myself that it's a mix of structural and mental, but now I need to know if there's any structural reason or if my mind just doesn't want to give it up because it hangs onto the old MRI diagnosis.