I'm new here. I've been dealing with chronic pain since 2005. It was mild at first, just a feeling like my neck was doing extra work to keep my head up when sitting. By early 2007 my neck became visibly distorted. By the fall of 2008 I had to stop working because the pain was draining and I wasn't able to keep up with the workload. Doctors could find nothing wrong with my neck. I asked them if it might be caused by something out of alignment farther down and they said "That's not possible" and they blamed my neck pain on "stress" and recommended counseling (which was interesting but useless). Physical therapists I've seen say of course it's possible for neck pain to be caused by something else because everything is interconnected. But therapists aren't qualified to diagnose anything, so I bounced between two contradictory opinions without being able to confirm anything one way or the other. In all, I've seen five doctors and four kinds of therapists. Each one gave me some mild relief at first, but ultimately they had no lasting effects or they made things worse. While working with the first physical therapist I developed jaw pain and haven't had a pain-free meal since. I tried Feldenkrais which is about body awareness and that just made me hypersensitive to every little pain making my whole body hurt now. I still don't know how much of my problem is physiological and how much is psychological. I spent thousands of dollars on a lot of bad guesswork with nothing to show for it. Now I'm housebound and so fed up with the medical industrial complex that I haven't seen a doctor in a year and a half. That's a superficial overview of my present hell. I came across a mention of Dr. Sarno's theories on Anita Moorjani's Facebook page. The basic idea as I understand it seems to have a ring of truth for me. The initial neck discomfort appeared at a time when I was experiencing the most bizarre emotional experience of my life (I'm not comfortable sharing details just now, too personal). At the same time I'm still very skeptical of everything. I have loads of questions, but I'll start with this: Where do I start? Should I get one of Dr. Sarno's books, and if so which one? (I sampled one book on Amazon and his writing seemed awfully dry and technical.) Or can I find what I need in the wiki?