My physical therapist asked me how I said my lower back was still very painful. She seemed surprised and wanted to know if I'd been doing the assigned exercises (I have!). She went on to tell me that because I have no injury and that our boides are good healing machines that the pain I'm experiencing is probably just my brain giving me false signals. Um, what?? I'm not sure what to do now. I understand PT helps strengthen the muscles and ligaments that support our spine, but my back still hurts! How can my brain be making this up? Has anyone ever told you it's all in your head? I'm scheduled for a radio frequency ablation in two days, so I know my spine specialist doesn't think I'm making it up (and the MRI doesn't seem to support that it's all in my head either).