This question was submitted via our Ask a TMS Therapist program. To submit your question, click here. Question Hi; I have read The Divided Mind and am getting close to finishing Healing Back Pain by Dr. Sarno. I am a bit confused about what he has to say about inflammation. On page 151-152 he says that there is no inflammation in TMS, yet he says in other places, as do other TMS doctors on this website, that tendonitis is caused by TMS. But tendonitis is inflammation of the tendons. Although I have experience chronic pain in different parts of my body, I have never had back pain. But tests have indicated I have tendonitis in various parts of my body, and anti-inflammatory medication does take the pain away. But after reading his books and working through the TMS website, I am certain I have TMS. I'd appreciate it if you would clarify what he means by that statement. Thanks!