About 1 year ago, a doctor has said to me that it is all due to stress. At that time i was not ready for such a diagnosis and I (wrongly) dismiss his diagnosis and decided not to see him again. It wasn't until i saw 8 other specialists over the course of a year (orthopedics, neurologists and rheumatologists) who could not provide any diagnosis that I became ready to accept such a psychological disorder as cause to my pain. While i do not have any psychological issues per say, and i always see myself as beeing quiet strong emotionally. Sarno's book convinced me that there could be something in my unconsciousness (after all that is why it is called unconsciousness). I'm very quick to dismiss anything that really gets to me, and thereby ignoring all my problems. I think this have caused some repressed emotions that I am not aware of.