Hi, I'm wondering how can I find out if the cause of my pain structural (hammer-toe) or psychological (TMS)? There seem to be no TMS doctors in my country. I don't know if the specialist that I saw about my hammer-toe accepts TMS - therefore how can I rule it out as a source of pain? For the last 6 years, I have been suffering with chronic pain in the left side of my body: neck, back, left buttock, left leg and left foot. I also suffered from chronic tension headaches since I was a child, migraine since adolescence and depression more recently. In recent years the headaches have lessened and the muscular pain has gotten worse. I have read Dr. Sarno's books and the wiki and, given my symptoms and history, I think I have TMS. I certainly can relate to most people on the wiki and the success stories in the books. However, I feel that I am not fully accepting the (self) diagnosis. I was diagnosed with a hammer toe in my left foot over 15 years ago. I was advised that I did not need an operation at that time as it was not painful at that time. At that time I was suffering from migraine and headache, which have since gone away. However, as the headaches went away the foot, leg and back pain got worse. I think that as my practitioner helped me "cure" the headaches, my body found another way to create pain and relied on the hammer-toe diagnosis to create pain in the foot and leg and all the way up the back to my neck! I am very sceptical that the hammer toe is causing all (or indeed any) of my pain and I want to accept that it is TMS causing my pain. HOWEVER, I fell like I need to rule out the hammer-toe as a source of pain before I can fully accept the diagnosis. Will going to a physician who does not subscribe to TMS help? I suppose he will be able to advise whether he thinks the hammer-toe is causing that amount of pain? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thank- you.