Hi all, I wanted to post about my experience with Dr. Hanscom (author of "Back in Control") for those who are interested or have considered visiting him. Dr. Hanscom is a practicing surgeon. I knew before seeing him that I was not a candidate for surgery and was primarily looking for confidence moving forward with my TMS diagnosis. Because I knew I wasn't going to have surgery I wasn't sure how the appointment would go and if he would spend very much time with me. I was pleasantly surprised with his level of care. We mostly talked about his DOCC program which is his version of a TMS recovery program. He explained to me that because of the stresses and competitiveness that are inherent in my line of work it is very likely that I possess the character traits of someone who ends up with chronic health pain and Tms. We talked a lot about chronich pain in general and the path that he took to heal from his chronic pain. I have my doubts about tms because of a few specific symptoms I have (nerves are inflamed and sensitive to touch). He gave me a great answer to my questions that gave me a lot of confidence moving forward. Basically, he said it doesn't matter what is going on in my body and all that matters is how my brain perceives the signals. He told me about some of his patients with bone spurs and other physical problems that have healed using his techniques. Bottom line is to trust the process. The difficult and somewhat confusing thing about our meeting his belief that patients should do physical therapy and tms treatments at the same time. He referred me to a rehabilitation doctor who wants to give me a series of injection to help "calm my nervous system". This is a bit of a red flag for me as I have been down this road before and it typically leads me to discouragement. So I find myself stuck in the same place I have been for a few months. Do I follow through with the doctors plan or do I take the tms tools that Dr Hanscom provides and get on with my life the best I can? For me, it seems doctors get me stuck in a cycle of hope and despair. One would think given the way I respond to medical treatment that it would be easy for me to walk away from but I am finding it very difficult to do. I was doing fairly well for a few weeks but the last few days I worried myself into a tailspin and gotten my nervous system all fired up again which obviously leads to more pain. Anyway that's where I am at now. I know I can't stay here and need to move in one direction as I go forward. Thanks for any feedback and I hope my experience with Dr. Hanscom helps someone here.