Well, I could probably ask a million questions at this point, but ill go with the one thats really bothering me the most. I am wondering if my type of pain in consistent with other people's description of their back pain...I had a weird treatment done by a chiropractor called flexion distraction in which he basically stretched my spine over multiple sessions to "make room for my disc to heal." Before this treatment my pain was primarily in the SI joint area as well the erector muscle above it. After this treatment and him telling me not to bend, twist, sit or lift my pain started to spread into my spine where he was "stretching." At first I thought it was just a little sore from the stretching of the spine but eventually the pain became unbearable and I could barely move around. Its been roughly 6 months since I stopped this treatment and through an amazing physical therapist I have reduced the pain by roughly 50% or so. But I had hit a wall with PT as well, so I looked for other answers. Luckily I found Dr Sarno's books and they have already helped tremendously. Im moving around much better after just two weeks, my groin pain is much better most days, and my pelvis pain is also much better. But the pain in my spine is still there and it seems as if it has spread a little bit. What concerns me the most is the type of pain I get in my spine. I can do 20 pushups, I can do light bench presses, I can even lightly run for 5 to 10 minutes. But I can barely bend over and touch my knees with my legs straight. When I do bend forward it almost feels like my spine is going to explode out of my back. Extreme tightness accompanied with pain. I guess im wondering if this is common among people with back pain since this pain is much different than any pain ive ever had. And I know that the type of "exploding pain" I get in my spine came while getting it stretched by the chiropractor, so I think thats why im having a hard time accepting that this pain isnt from that treatment and maybe thats why it hasnt gone away. Im hoping somebody can help shed some light on this.