Hi All, I am new to this site but have read Dr. Sarno's and Steve O's books and have been practicing their techniques for the past 6 months. I was originally diagnosed with mild spinal stenosis but constant hip pain (also in left groin and butt areas) caused me to have an x-ray recently which shows "marked severe osteoarthritis" of the left hip. I'm starting to wonder if this is still TMS or if I'm doomed to hip replacement. Despite my best efforts I have had no reduction in my pain for the past 6 months. I would be extremely grateful for any guidance you may have.