I'm 2 months into my second bout of sciatica, this time it's left me almost disabled. Yesterday I read Sarno's book, and I'm totally convinced by the diagnosis, at least my conscious mind is. While I re-wire my concious thought patterns to affect change in my subconscious I'm still going to be in a lot of pain, just a bit too much to just laugh it off. I'm going to carry in with the medication (codeine, gabapentin and marijuana), but should I continue with exercises taught by my physio? They do offer me instantaneous relief, and greatly improve mobility in my spasming piriformis muscle. I've cancelled future sessions with my physio, and most of the exercises are just basic stretches anyway.