The Psychology of Chronic Back Pain This was a fantastic article, and I think so far it's been the best for me with regard to really accepting TMS as the culprit. It's very thorough and addresses basically everything, and is supported by research, which makes it all the more believable. The one issue I've been having is the idea of chronic pain. Most of the educational readings and ideas in general seem very much geared toward chronic pain. When I found this site and Dr Sarno, I was in the "chronic" category, it had been nearly 6 months of pain, non stop. But this time I began doing the work straight after a "relapse", i.e., an acute episode. I've come across mention that this approach also works for relapses and acute attacks of TMS, but I guess there's some fear that I'll somehow have to endure this pain for a long time in order to become free of it.... I know that's "calendar" watching, and also focusing too much on the pain, but man, I just get tired of it, and doing all the work... perhaps I'm working too hard at it. I don't know. Just putting this out there.