This question was submitted via our Ask a TMS Therapist program. To submit your question, click here. Question It has been roughly a month since I decided my pain is a result of TMS. I have been making great progress in many of my pain areas since reading dr. sarnos books and applying his methods. My groin pain has reduced significantly, and my pelvis pain has basically disappeared. But i am curious as to why my spine pain/extreme tightness in and around it hasn't diminished much. Im wondering if either A) I know that for a lot of people one pain will go away, and then another, and then another until theres none left. Or B) Maybe I havent found the root problem of my spine pain when dealing with my repressed emotions. When I first started with the sarno methods, I moved around very gingerly and basically only stood, lightly walked, or laid down. A month later I have got to the point where I no longer fear any of my pain (because i know that it is harmless), and I am now running a mile once or twice a week and doing a lot of my old workouts with slightly less weight. I can do anything but bend over forward. Its not that im afraid of the pain or afraid of making it worse, it just simply hurts and feels like my spine is going to explode out of my back, so its frustrating. I know its harmless, but given that I have made so much progress in other areas and in general, it just bugs me that i cant figure out whats stopping me from making progress with this area. I tried just not thinking about it at all for a couple weeks thinking that I may have been focusing on it too much, but now im wondering if theres some repressed emotion that im not finding within myself which is keeping me from making the final step to being completely pain free. Any ideas on this would be much appreciated. Thank you.