Dear all -- This is my first posting and I seek some help. Specifically I wish to elicit reactions from people who have had similar symptoms or have experience in what to do next. Basically my right arm has been ON FIRE for 3 weeks now. There was no sudden trauma. Symptoms just gradually increased each day. The pain alternates in strength and quality. Sometimes radiation with tingling at finger tips, then severe RSI-like cramping of forearm muscles and anterior back around the scapula. I have a history of 40 years of back pain (no pain now, I'm 52 y.o.), spondylolisthesis and only recently discovered Sarno's books. I identify much with the descriptions in Sarno's books and it's easy for me to accept the diagnosis. But the pain is severe and the past three weeks I've spent a lot of time pacing my apartment saying to myself that I'm 100% fine, that the pain is psychologically induced. Thought much about potential stress issues etc. Unfortunately, I've not witnessed any reduction of pain. Went to my family physician and he called it classic pinched nerve (cervical-7). Gave me oxycodon (strong pain killer) and a referral to a chiropractor. I put Sarno's Healing Back pain on his table but he waived it away ("No, classic pinched nerve here"). Of course, Sarno is virtually unknown here in the Netherlands but still my FP's decisiveness and the lack of perceived improvements makes me doubt: How long can I continue with this before I accept what my doctor (and everybody else around me) is telling me? I'm kind of waiting for a sign that I'm on the right course. My FP approved an x-ray to be taken which is attached below. I see a skewed neck but I'm no expert and I suspect the radiologist (from whom I have not heard yet) will probably say that it's classic pinched nerve. I'm contemplating to let the chiropractor have a shot at it while I mentally adhere to Sarno's diagnosis (if that makes sense). Any suggestions are much appreciated.