Hi Folks.....great website and very informative, I discovered it 4 months ago but have just now registered to post messages. I have also read Dr. Sarno's book 'Healing Back Pain, the mind-body connection' twice. As the subject heading says, I am sure I have TMS. Although I ''slipped a disc'' [herniation at L4 and L5] in 2008 there is literally nothing in my Xrays or MRI's to indicate something is still wrong with me. I initially had great pain and an extruding disc, which was handled with 6 weeks of bed rest but the disc, while flattened out, is fine and now in its place where it should be. Doctors look at my MRI's and must think I am a nut because they all agree; there is nothing wrong here. And yet, I can't stand for more than 3 or 4 minutes at a time. Making a sandwich or doing laundry is impossible, as is standing on line or attending a concert or anything where I may have to stand for more than 5 minutes. Walking; same. I can maybe go 200 yards before I have to sit down or lean on something and always with excruciating pain. It makes life really un-enjoyable and with nothing to look forward to, and weight gain is literally killing me; I am now 100 pounds overweight. When sitting and lying down are the only times you feel even a little comfortable, you lose all incentive to stand, walk, exercise or enjoy life. Thankfully I work from home on my PC. I know I have TMS; I tell my body every day I have TMS; I try and laugh off the pain and mock my lower back and buttocks as have been suggested, but nothing works. Still unbelievable, mind-altering pain. 7 years now of this; a half-dozen MRI's, another half-dozen epidurals, x-rays, therapy, dozens of DR visits, quack TV fixes, pain meds which don't help, etc.....just how do I go about convincing my back and my buttocks there is really nothing wrong there? Thank you.