Christian95, If you think your youth is precious, and it is, think about me. I'm 83 and think my senior years are precious. I've learned more about myself and others in the past year with TMS than I did in all the previous years. I strongly suggest that before you re-read Healing Back Pain or start the Structured Educational Program you spend a few hours watching the Sarno video that Eric (Herbie) posted. The video is from Sarno's book The Mindbody Prescription and is a terrific lecture on TMS, what it is, what causes it, how to heal it. If you expect to feel pain when you bend down and do feel pain, it's classic Sarno. He says if we think our back pain comes from sitting, walking, standing, or bending, it will. We're conditioning our minds to expect to feel pain. It's like Pavlov's dog was trained to expect to get a treat at the sound of a bell.