Hi there! I'm a new member here and discovered John Sarno and TMS just over a week ago! I'm excited to be here, both personally and professionally! I have quite a long story about my TMS but to make it shorter: I am a practicing physical therapist in the US. I have always subscribed to the theory of structural deficits causing back/neck pain. It is an integral part of our profession at the moment! Over the past 6 months I have had worsening low back pain and sciatica that I was attributing to my physically active job and doing weight lifting. After consulting with other PTs and a neurologist and an MRI, I was found to have two herniated discs at L4-5 and L5-S1. Like many of you, was told I would have to limit my physical activity greatly. I had a recurrence of pain/spasm and am now out of work temporarily on FMLA due to a lifting restriction from my doctor. I felt myself getting more and more anxious and depressed over this and desperately began searching online for alternative methods. I first found a mention of Sarno and TMS on a blog, cited as a miracle cure. I was fascinated by the person's story and immediately bought Healing Back Pain for my Kindle! I read it and was amazed and excited by the theories...I could already feel my pain leaving me! It is only one week later and the knowledge is already working to reduce my pain, but I want to participate in the structural educational program to see how it works out. I am fascinated by TMS theory and believe it can fully change the way I practice as a PT. It is a wonderful discovery and I think this could be my beginning of healing and working to change my profession's viewpoint by bringing the psychological aspect of pain into the mainstream. I am still pondering all of these issues professionally and plan to work on personally beating my TMS before I figure out what to do with it professionally, as I don't think it will be easily accepted by many in my community. Great to meet you all, and look forward to posting more regularly here!