I am convinced 100% that I have TMS. My short story is that I have been suffering from back pain for 9 months and debilitating (home bound, not bed bound anymore thanks to Dr's Sarno, Clarke and Schubiner) spasms and pain that spread through most of my body. I started applying the principles in the book, i.e. catching my negative thinking, slowly incorporating regular activities (sitting was a big one, I did not sit at all for 2 months), and I think the most important thing was to repeat over and over again that my back is healthy, my back is fine, my back is strong. After trying all of the noninvasive therapies and steroid shots, the Sarno approach is the only thing that has helped me improve. That said, I am still a ways away from full function, but I am only on day 2 of Dr. Schubiner's book. My problem is that my husband has told me I am obsessed and being unreasonable and expressed tremendous resentment for following this approach. He is convinced I have facet syndrome and whenever I bring up the success I'm having or the topics on chronic pain that I am fascinated by he will sometimes listen and always end with that's great, you have a facet problem. This is maddening to me and I have found it very difficult to ignore. The mechanical thing sinks in even when I fight it and then the pain returns. Does anyone have advice on how to deal with an unsupportive spouse? My personality, like most of you since it is a common trait in those of us with TMS, is a people pleaser and I search for approval, which I cannot get. He pushed me to do the facet injections and is pushing for a rhizotomy. I just don't believe these are the right solutions and I am having trouble maintaining my progress without his support. Would appreciate insight from anyone, especially those who have dealt with this before.