As I mentioned in a previous post, I managed to use Dr Sarno's techniques to cure myself from a pretty nasty back injury, only to end up with this sort of all over the body pain, joint popping, tendonitis, tension that I haven't been able to put back it its cage for a couple of years now. As I've read and re-read a lot of posts, books, etc that helped me with my back. I've become inundated with data. I may know what of my biggest missing puzzle pieces, so I need some advice. Because these flare-ups are "everywhere" and can be different places at different times, curtailing my responses is a lot more difficult than before. For example - when I get out of bed, my hand may be asleep already when I wake up, and thats already done... then my knuckles will be sore, so I'll feel like I need to crack them but as I step out of bed, my feet crack and usually are achy. Going down the stairs I may feel the need to put my elbow in place, or stretch my thoracic spine because thats sore, and my neck is all knotted... and my knee will pop and want to be stretched after. You see where this is going... And I could have days strung together like this where it occurs all day - when I get out of a chair, after I'm standing for too long, and so on. It was easy to handle with back pain because I could catch the back pain and before I react, reel it in and tell myself what it isn't, and calm myself, and try to go psychological - and stay there till it passed. Now? This stuff happens in a chain. Before I can even address one thing psychologically, I'm flaring up in two other spots. I don't' know what to do with it at this point, because I can't juggle the diversity of these different physical sensations with trying to keep on the psychological plane. Its like a jackhammer at me. And for the first time, I'm getting really depressed when this happens. My hands are flared up right now - because I an PRETTY confident my mind doesnt' want me sharing this info - but along with it are my wrists and my left shoulder. And I know when I stand up, my ankle will crack, and there will be some burning pain in one of my feet. At one point, I was excited because it was "on the move" from my back pain as so many folks here say is a great accomplishment. Well, it moved in and has taken residence for the past year+. And I want it out. Thanks for any input. Would be great.