I'm 57 yrs happy with my family- children and grand children, and also happy with my job. About once a year a get lower back pain that goes away after a few days until this August... It started with a sneeze! I thought that after a few days it would be gone but... after a week it got worse-intense and unbearable. I was unable to get up or sit down without help nor was I able to get dressed. lifting anything was out of the question. I slept for 2 weeks on the couch sitting up, afraid to lie down. I was terrified of sneezing! I couldn't leave the house to see my doctor. My wife went and came back with prescriptions...Everyday I felt a little better. When I was able to leave the house I went for acupuncture which helped a little. Also visited a chiropractor which did help. Slowly but surely the situation improved. After 3 weeks I had no pain in my back but I had headaches. Then I read "Healing Back Pain" by Dr. Sarno. I'm sure that I have Tms. I remember that I suffered last winter from a cough that lasted 4 months. My Dr. did blood test+ chest X-Rays and everything came out normal and I continued coughing. Last week I stopped taking painkiller for my headache. After a week It got a lot better...because I know that nothing is wrong with my head- the pain come from TMS. I spoke to by Skype to two very nice Tms therapist who wanted to help me for a certain price per conversation- one cheaper and one more expensive. I'd rather not spend thousands on treatment. I'm deciding to work on my problem myself (maybe with the help of this forum). I started day 1 of the educational program. If anyone has ideas for me, I would love to hear from you. As I said now I have no pain. I hope to keep that way.