I've been going through OCD for about 10 years, social anxiety for about 7 years, and depression for about 5. I started experiencing lower back pain this January after playing video games on a bad chair for about 3 to 4 hours. I was hurting a lot while playing, but didn't expect the pain to last months after. I have to mention that that day was the same day in which I told my mother over the phone that I quit religion. She asked me not to speak to her ever again. That was an extreme reaction, of course, and we're talking now, but it still scarred me. I've been exposed to Dr. Sarno's books for a few months now, and I found amazing results by embracing the diagnosis, speaking out my emotions, facing my problems, and then challenging the pain. I improved from not being able to sit on a couch for more than a few seconds before experiencing distracting pain to being able to sit through an entire movie. While that improvement was taking place, I attached a monitor to my laptop and then experienced neck and trap pain along with some headaches during the week I used it. The pain was partially relieved by not using the monitor any longer. It's important to note that this was the same monitor I was using when I hurt my lower back this January! Could my brain be associating this monitor with my mom's phone call from January? No matter how I position this monitor and use it for either my laptop or video games, it gives me neck pain. I know that this neck pain could be part of the extinction burst, and Sarno does mention that new pains can manifest themselves after motions or incidents that seem reasonable (such as swinging a tennis racket and feeling elbow pain), but I didn't want to make the neck pain any worse and detached the monitor. My upper back pain from last year has also flared up since I started playing sports again.