Hi Steve, Sounds like you might be TT's doubles partner. I am surprised you had never heard of the term "nerve tension", more commonly known as Neural Tension. It has only been around for a century or so. Prior to the many imaging machines we have today, studies were mostly done on cadavers. This leaves little doubt as to the physicality of the issue. Below are just a few papers delineating its meaning, and debating causes, testing, and modalities of healing and their efficacy over a period of time. As Sarno asked of his colleagues, to criticizes his work at will, validate it at will, but do anything but ignore it. dune.une.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1007&context=pt_studcrpaper http://ac.els-cdn.com/S0004951414605110/1-s2.0-S0004951414605110-main.pdf?_tid=05a0d044-879d-11e7-816e-00000aab0f6c&acdnat=1503449593_dbb0892f843640505b5b1266f8a75f7f (Adverse Mechanical Tension in the Nervous System: A Model for Assessment and Treatment - ScienceDirect) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2582423/ (Upper Limb Neural Tension and Seated Slump Tests: The False Positive Rate among Healthy Young Adults without Cervical or Lumbar Symptoms) http://aaompt.org/aaompt_data/docum...rodynamic_Testing_and_Treatment-Shacklock.pdf https://www.omicsonline.org/open-ac...nd-hip-flexor-muscle-length-2165-7025-244.pdf http://www.ijramr.com/sites/default/files/issues-pdf/124.pdf https://yogasynergy.com/blog/nerve-tensioning-lengthening-and-untangling-nerves-to-improve-their-function/ (Benefits of Lengthening and Untangling Nerves - Yoga Synergy) https://musculoskeletalkey.com/neurodynamic-mobility-and-mobilizations/ (Neurodynamic Mobility and Mobilizations | Musculoskeletal Key) Being an amateur magician, I recognize the subtle linguistic attempt of slight of hand as below; "I was involved in many early pain forums in the 90s. But I can see clearly now that my goal was never to heal my pain, it was all about loneliness, and connecting with others who felt the same. Almost all the questions at this site are answered in the many TMS books, but people by their nature need to feel connected and safe and heard by others who are going through the same thing." While a truth for yourself which I do not question, in the second sentence you link it to everyone "people". Most likely a half truth. Many of those I have found here while certainly by nature as you said want to connect and feel safe, does not speak to their loneliness necessarily. All of that I see for many as being secondary. Many here have come to gain information as their primary goal. To suggest otherwise does them a disservice in MHO. "The good doctor knew this early on when he started his panels. But there is also a down side to it, as he soon learned. Sufferers can lose sight of the goal which is to feel better because they get locked in the minutia of "trying to heal" which is the #1 reason they can't get better. IOW, they are TMSing in their obsession to heal. I believe this is because they don't understand TMS at the deeper level. Once they do understand, they stop trying and they heal. But in the interim they need to ask, learn, talk, and satisfy their mind. It's a fundamental step in the process. Knowledge leads to wisdom, and then love. Love is the only answer but it is invariably preceded by knowledge. " Here, you appear to be speaking for Sarno, but then you slide subtly into your own views. Please correct me if I am wrong, but I do not recall Sarno speaking of sufferers "...obsessing to heal". Those types of emotionally laden words usually catch my attention as they have now. What I see as potentially more detrimental is your creating out of the fabric woven of a variety of suffering two distinctly separate suits, one made of silk and the other common cloth. An "us" and "them". mentality as I pointed out to TT on another thread. The us in this case being you un-suffering because you "get it" and those caught up in thier misunderstanding and not being privileged as yet to seeing the "light" you are shining. Plain and simple, you are blaming the victims of the suffering.