I’m fairly new here. Making good strides in my 10+ years of back pain (with the last instance of it “going out” being about 9 weeks ago). I’ve been “thinking psychologically,” dealing with my emotions as much as possible (repressed and new), and working on being more physically active daily. I’m not yet fully healed, but my pain has been reduced quiet a bit. However, the last two days have been high pain days for me. I know the trigger... my husband got sick on thanksgiving and we weren’t sure if it was the flu or something else and it sent me into damage control mode with the kids and family—trying to get him home from the family gathering, take care of him, quarantine him from the rest of the family, sanitize the house, keep the kids quiet/fed/bathed/put to bed so he could sleep. And I slept on the upstairs couch-a classic conditioned trigger for my back pain (and usually leading to hip/knee pain for a few days after). I thought I had done well in dealing with my stress as it came, telling myself it’s just stress, my body is fine, sleeping on the couch won’t cause my back to go out, I’m just overwhelmed and a bit resentful of all the extra work this has caused, Etc. Well, I’m on day two since and still in pain-terrified that my back will go out again. I tried to speak my feelings out loud, remind myself that I was just responding to conditioned triggers and stress. But, alas, I’m still in pain. What are your thoughts? What do you do when you have a TMS attack? I’m fighting the urge to go back to physical soothing (hot baths, ice packs, and bed rest). Any advice is appreaciated.