I read Dr. Sarno's book Healing Back Pain a month ago and I was so excited and inspired because I found the hope that I would be cured from my chronic low back and neck pain. I thought I was doing extremely well. I even stopped all my physical therapy treatments. For the past 3 years I have not gone longer than a week without seeing my chiropractor for fear that my back would go out again. I am happy to say that I have managed to go 7 weeks without seeing my chiropractor and I have been doing surprisingly well...until the last few days. The pain I have been experiencing in the past 4 days is worse than it has been in a very long time. I have lost 2 nights of sleep over it. I am trying to figure out if I am doing something wrong. I am getting a little discouraged, I have to admit. I believe I have TMS but is it supposed to get worse before it gets better?