Hi, I've been away from this for a while....I go through stages of becoming disillusioned with TMS, not to mention angry with it (maybe that's for another topic) but strangely enough I can never completely reject it. Having said all that, I'm still suffering from pain - lower back, where it always was, and now heel pain which may be part of arthritis or tendonitis. I've even had a modern treatment attempted on my achilles - withdrawing my own blood, extracting the platelets, then injecting them back inside the sheath on my enflamed tendon. Despite the purported success rate of this treatment, it didn't work, much to my unsurprise (which in a perverse way is almost a heartening endorsement of TMS being the cause). So now my question which may seem a bit of a non-sequitur: does being an atheist limit your ability to recover from TMS related pain and illnesses? Are there any success stories from people who don't believe in gods or spirituality or religion and just the plain science? I need to see those stories to heel, I mean, heal.