I am a firm believer in Dr. Sarno's teachings and the concept of TMS because it completely healed my low back pain about 3 years ago. I was 37 years old and had dealt with low back pain at varying degrees since I was a teenager. I spent thousands of dollars on chiropractors, acupuncture, cortizone injections, PT, etc, etc, etc. You guys all know this - it seems like most of us have all gone through this process with little success - if any. I had some relief from these strategies but never long term. 3 years ago I finally hit my breaking point. The pain was so bad that I was talking to surgeons and was ready to go under the knife. During one of those days where I didn't think I could take the pain any longer, I was listening to the Howard Stern show and he started to talking about this book called The Mindbody Prescription. I was absolutely desperate for relief so I gave it a shot. I devoured the book in 2 days and within a week or two, my pain was gone. It was a miracle. After years of pain, a 200 page book cured me and my low back pain has never returned to this day - 3 years later. About 3 months ago (just after turning 40 (possiblity of some rage there? I think so)), I was working out just as I do 4-5 times a week for a year or so when I heard and felt a pop in my upper right back by my shoulder blade. It felt weird but didn't stop me from continuing my workout and I didn't even think about it the rest of that day. The next morning I was in misery and I still am to this day. The pain radiated down my right arm as well so I knew this was a nerve issue, not a muscle spasm. Because of the "Pop", I didn't think TMS could be the culprit. I thought it was a physical thing that happened, so, what do I do, I go back to the chiropractor, the pain specialist, the acupuncturist, massotherapist, etc. After many treatments and prescriptions, I dug out my old Mindbody Prescription book and reread it. Once again, I felt the book was written specifically about me. How could I have not seen it earlier. Anyway, I am back to this page to go through this process again. I need to get back to being a full believer in this process and Day 1 is step one. Thanks to anyone that reads this.