Hi There, I'm new and I know I'm a tms person and have recovered in the past from chronic back pain after realizing it. What happens with me is that occasionally I'll thing I've hurt myself working out or lifting something heavy, etc. and I'll go see a sports specialist and they'll work on it, I'll ice and take ibuprofen and stay off of it a few days and many times it just continues to hurt until it doesn't. Just recently, I was working out and the instructor put an 8 lb. weight between my feet as I was doing some crunches and I immediately thought, that's probably not a good idea and sure enough, my back started feeling irritated and the next day after doing another work out with heavier weights, I was really hurting. So I went to a sports specialist who did some tension relief therapy and I've iced and laid off of it several days but it still hurts and I'm wondering if it's not tms. All this being said, I know I'm stressed, anxious and having some fears and resentments. Could this be tms or could I have legitimately hurt myself? I guess I get confused when I hurt after working out because I don't know if it's legit or not. How do you know? What does it sound like? I guess I'll work out very lightly this weekend but it's so annoying.