Well I have been experiencing back pain for about 8 months. I have two herniated/degenerative discs class L5/S1 and L4/L5. I have been doing physical therapy for about 7 months with little success. The doctor and my PT tell me that my herniations are mild and that I should have no problem feeling back to normal, but it just won't happen. I read Healing Back Pain, recommended to me by a friend, this book really resonated with me. I read most of it last night. I feel like there is hope today. I think there was a slight reduction in pain. I am really excited to carry out the educational program. I do think I need more reassurance that it is TMS that I am suffering from, but I am hopeful that it will come. My personality traits really match up with this the TMS concept and most everything aligns. I do wish there was a MD in my area that understood TMS and could help reassure me that this is what I have.