Hi everyone, I'm frank and I just joined this forum. I am very pleased to have found a forum dedicated to TMS. So a little history on myself. I'm 21 years old and was diagnosed with back pain when I was 18 years old. At the time, we thought that I had a bulging discs and sooner afterwards, an MRI showed what everyone had been saying about my back. Anyway, 3 years of seeing different physios, chiros, acupuncture, I didn't know what to do anymore UNTIL I stumbled upon a video about some guy talking about John Sarno's books. I immediately picked up a book about a month ago and i'm still in the process of reading. Anyway, I am reading his book about "healing back pain" and soon after I'm done reading that book, I will proceed to read about the "mind body prescription." My problem at the moment is that I just started a new job about a week ago and before starting the job, my back pain would be focused on tense muscle. I would stretch in the morning and so forth. But now that I have the job, It feels as though my disc is inflaming and not my muscles anymore. Frankly I would much rather have sore lower back muscles that feel my disc hurt. Can anyone throw at me any guidance or help me figure out what is going on? If you have any advice, it would be greatly appreciated! Cheers!