I have been "healed" by Dr. Sarno on two occasions. Once for severe upper back and arm pain and once for low back. The first one,I have to wait 8 mos. for the appt. That was in 1987. I was well immediately when I saw myself in the description of perfectionism and goodism. I did have to occasionally stop and yell at my mind when the pain tried to return but I won and it has never returned. The lower back shifted from side to side. I again went to New York and saw Dr. Sarno. Same diagnosis TMS. It took longer to get over that malady. I even called Dr. Sarno after a month and he said to keep reading and maybe see a psychotherapist. I read and one day it was gone. THIS time is different. The pain came on 9 mos. ago in my lowerback,buttock area and down my leg with tingling in the toes. The pain is excruciating. I came close to surgery but when the neurosurgeon was going to put everything from his toolbox in my back I left. I went to see Dr. Rashbaum a couple of weeks ago. I am home reading and reading. I have it almost memorized but the pain is terrible. I can only walk a few steps and the hot burn starts in my back and down my leg. Sitting relieves it some but even sleeping is bad. I am not discouraged when I know I am not alone on this journey.