I have been suffering from disabling, chronic back pain, extending down my glutes to my upper legs, for several years. It had progressed to the point where I could not walk upright, moping around like I should be in a wheelchair. I tried everything: chiropractic, physical therapy, stretches, a physiatrist, acupuncture. Nothing helped. I read the Sarno books, and was convinced, intellectually. But clearly, I continued to doubt that this was possible. Indeed, I continued to consult traditional doctors. One, a specialist in regenerative medicine who proposed me a stem-cell treatment that "might" work, along with proposed changes in diet. I was scheduled to consult with a surgeon, having given up all other hope. But as the date for my consult approached, I began to LISTEN to the audiobook "Healing Back Pain", read by the good doctor himself. I listened to the entire book, and then waited. Nothing. So I began to listen to it a second time, hearing things I had missed previously. And noting the admonition that it can take a week or so after hearing the lectures for the pain to go away. No joke, on the very day that I began listening to the audiobook a second time, my pain virtually disappeared. Following Dr. Sarno's advice, I have regular "discussions" (out loud!) with my brain, chastising it for its foolishness and exhorting it to get on board and to be a team player, to knock off the games. Whenever I do this, my pain disappears within minutes. I still wake up in pain, and have to call my brain on the carpet and give it a lecture. But without fail, when I do so, the pain vanishes! My wife is astounded at the "new man" in her life. I am walking proudly, upright with good posture, and with a smile on my face. I believe that for me, it was hearing Dr. Sarno, as opposed to just reading the words on a page, which was the key. Now I listen to the book occasionally, not always paying close attention. But my unconscious is listening attentively. And it works like a charm. If you are still having problems, and haven't tried the audiobook, I strongly encourage you give it a listen. Dr. Sarno is very convincing in his delivery and it sure worked for me! FWIW, I found it on scribd.com which offers a free trial.