Day 1 I read Dr. Sarno's book about a week ago and have had a slight reduction in pain. I usually have moderate back pain at night when I go to sleep. I am not getting much rest and am tired and grumpy. I have advanced degenerative disc disease in L5 and possibly some arthritis. Any advice? Anyone experience pain only at night? I have had pain intermittently since a car accident at age 18. The chiropractor helped during my last bout but I went to a neurosurgeon last week. He recommends a steroid injection via epidural (at least I think so...he was not exactly exact in his explanation). I am not going to do it unless I absolutely have no luck at this. Does anyone have a time frame? I read some post that said it may take a year and that was disappointing. I would like to get some sleep before then.