Hello from Ontario, Canada! I am new to the TMS life, but have read Healing Back Pain and am going through the Pain Recovery Program presently. My doctor has hypothesized that I have a herniated disc and am waiting for my MRI, but I won't get in until Sept... These scans take time here in Canada sadly... He convinced himself of this through my symptoms and 'positive' leg raise. Anyhow I had started PT and used an inversion table nightly for a while and much like most people here things have been going poorly. I was feeling a little desperate as pain likes to bring on and found the whole TMS methodology. I am textbook personality and have started the healing work as gently as possible the past few days. I am apparently a very scared person :\ These self checks are quite revealing. I wish I could say I was one of the few who have had immediate success after reading the book but sadly that is not my tale, however I am willing to figure out what's needed. I have 10/10 pain in my glute and it travels down my leg and cramps up my hammy and now it seems my calf and heel are going to take the hit today as well. Lots of opportunity to practise my relationship to the pain... Does anyone do anything else to relieve the discomfort while doing the healing work needed? Walking and sitting are the devil presently although I decided I would sit today as much as I could to start disassociating sitting with pain. I lay back when I need to recover... is this just reinforcing the pain model?