It seems he may have been misdiagnosed and it's not helpful as it pertains to RSD. There are color changes, temperature changes, constant burning that later turn to frostbite burning and stabbing sensations, as well as vascular spasms. The story in Sarno's "Mind Body Presc," is equally weak. I have yet to read about someone with classic RSD symtoms that has overcome it using thought retraining. Due to this lack of info. and testimonials, I have doubt! I wonder if RSD is a different kind of monster than TMS....It becomes centralized nerve pain. Walking has become so difficult and my calves are atrophying. How can I eliminate doubt when I have visible pathology and Mri findings of bone changes??? Sorry I'm just so frustrated with this disease. It is compared to MS..i alsohave the pressure of time because the chances of remission lessen over time. I have . I seen patients with this and their skin looks tattood from hyperpigmentation.I have also seen patients with atrophied limbs. I am truly terrified.