I am an active male approaching mid-thirties. I play softball, skateboard, and exercise at the gym whenever I able able to bear the pain. I believe I have been suffering from TMS for the last 6-7 years. The TMS mainly manifests itself in back pain that moves from the lower back (buttocks) area to the upper back shoulder blade area. It often switches sides. I have recently become aware of TMS and Dr. Sarno and have been given the TMS diagnosis from Dr. Rashbaum. I fit the TMS profile to the "T" as I am a people pleaser and I place a tremendous amount of pressure on myself.