Hello, I first read Healing Back Pain about 15 years ago. I had suffered upper, middle and lower back pain since my early 20s. Did all the usual stuff, chiropractors, e-stim, back braces, weird foam blocks for exercises etc. At the urging of a friend I read the book and it really did save me. I soon got rid of all that stuff and started being active again. On and off I've had a few recurring pains, and some really bad spasms, but this past winter I developed really painful sciatica and numbness in my ankle, foot and leg. A huge bruise mysteriously appeared on my hip though I never fell. It took me a few months to get over this.. I was limping and in constant pain. Bruises also formed on my lower leg and foot, and again I did not fall or injure them. I'm pretty much back to normal now, but usually have a lingering slight pain in the area that first went "out", in my right lower back/hip area. I guess I just need to post this to help me heal again. Anyone else who has had a major remission in another area I would like to hear about, especially sciatica. Thank you!