Hi, Bit lost at the moment and looking for some words of advice/Encouragement. Iv'e been at the TMS work for about 6 months and have seen some improvement for my chronic back pain however it has now increased dramatically despite me knowing the pain is not from a structural issue. The pain increased around a month ago only days before speaking with a TMS doctor and having him diagnose me with TMS. Deep down i already knew that would be my diagnosis as my MRI and Xray showed nothing that was of concern however the pain level is now the worst is has ever been. My back problem started at age 18 (im 32 now) and after recovering from that spasm the next 10 years were pretty much pain free apart from a bad spasm every year or so. Like allot of back pain sufferers i lived in constant fear of a recurrence as the pain is so severe and frightening compared to 'normal' injuries or pain i'd experienced. I would rate a major low back spasm as much worse than when i have broken bones playing sport in my teenage years. So where i am now is i have been living with chronic back pain for about 3 years and the pattern is after every bad spasm i have, The remaining chronic pain level is always much worse once the spasm settles and now im at the point where even bending slightly causes waves of excrutiating pain and im as fragile as glass. My TMS doctor does not think i need therapy to get better but i can't stand the pain any more and it's hard not to fear it when it's this bad. Every spasm leaves more chronic pain and my recovery is going backwards. The pain just feels so stubborn and relentless. I have had a host of other TMS equivalents such as Dizziness, Severe neck spasm with pain down the arm and upper back pain. These are easy to ignore and always go away but the low back pain is a different story. At its current level there is no way i can ignore it or just get on with life. I understand TMS and have faith that the pain is psychological but am so disheartened now that the pain has been increased this much?? Any advice would be helpful. Thanks for listening.