Three months ago, I was unable to walk due to back spasms. I went to the doctor, dutifully following the treatment plan- steroids, muscle relaxers and pain meds. I had 6 weeks of physical therapy and all sorts of exercises. After therapy, I still had daily pain and walked with a brace and a cane. I read Dr. Sarno's book, found this website and have worked on the program for 3 weeks. Yesterday, my husband and I went for a walk. A friend saw us at the bottom of the hill and offered to drive me back up (he has seen me hobble around for weeks). I told him I was fine! I walked back up the hill with no pain. By the time I got home, my legs felt stronger than before, and I had no pain. I am indebted to this site and to Scott Brady's book, "Pain Free for Life". He wrote a section on speaking boldly to your pain. I have done this and have talked myself out of several muscle spasms. I am not fully recovered (old thinking and habits take time to reverse) but I am absolutely certain that I will be!