Hi. First post here and hoping someone with some experience can offer me a piece of advice. I would be very grateful. I read Dr. Sarno's book a couple of years ago and after about a year felt much better in my body. I had struggled with headache and back pain for around 10 years. I still, at times, have some problems, but I try not to give it too much attention, and try to think psychologically. Theres is one thing that is still bothering me. Every time I lie on my back with my legs straight I get a lot of back pain in the right side of the lower back. I know it logically makes no sense, but I thinks part of it comes from conditioning from people (physical therapists, yoga teachers) who always told me, during my years of much pain, to put a pillow or a rolled up blanket under my knees to be able to relax my lower back. The pain is so intense that it also gives me a headache. Although I already knew, I just recently discovered how much I avoid lying down - still through these last couple of years, when I have been relatively pain free. I am tired of having to fear such a benign activity and I know that my fear of doing it keeps me in a state of subtle anxiety. The last couple of days I have been trying to lie down with my legs straight whenever I felt like it and tried not listening to the fear. I read how Steve Ozanich overcame his pain from sitting down, and have tried applying the same method. I also try and focus my attention to the muscles on the left side of the lower back which feels fine when lying down and in my head telling myself that I can't hurt myself. I am still not feeling any better and actually my pain is much worse also throughout the rest of the day, since I have a harder time focusing on other things, when the pain is so intense. I do feel good that I am challenging my fear, and hopefully learning my brain not to fear lying down. But I also feel like I am giving the pain back some of it's old power over me. I guess my question is: Should I keep on going even though I am in a lot of pain? Do you have any advice on how I overcome this pain from lying down? Thank you.