After suffering with pain and an MRI showing herniated disc and possible torn ligament, I was referred to a surgeon. Somehow I could not accept that Surgery was the answer. My appointment is April 25. I researched and prayed for another option. As I do not believe in coincidence, a co-worker and friend, left a copy of Dr. Sarno's book, "Healing Back Pain", on my desk at work. That was the answer I had been searching for! While I am new on this journey, I feel completely confident that I have TMS and want to pursue this fully. I am thankful for this forum and looking forward to working on my psychologically based cure!