About the same time as I heard of Dr Sarno, my back doc told me about a spine stimulator trial and implantation. I am 3 years into the pain and the chiro, injections and PT have had little to no effect up to now. I told them I wanted to try mindbody work and talked to one of their psychologists. Did biofeedback and did very well, but I have still had no pain relief in two months since reading two of Dr. Sarno's books and Steve O's book. Went to the regular (not TMS) back Dr to refill the pain med (Norco) which helps me function right now with home, college and work. She is pushing the stimulator thing hard. I am pissed because no matter what I said she went back to the stimulator. I am on MA and this would cost the state $15, 000 plus. I am feeling like these back clinics are a money making racket that help nearly no one. She lowered my prescription from 90 to 75 norco during summer vacation. I am feeling like going back to 90 and she says no, STIMULATOR. She was pushing steroid shots before this even tho I have had many with no real results in over a year. I swear, they want me in pain so they can give me expensive treatments because I will get desperate for relief. GRRRR!