My name is Rob and I am a 47 year old Police Sergeant, fitness enthusiast and bodybuilder who has been fighting this battle for the past 4 years +. My issue is back pain. My entire left side of my body has sharp muscle spasms and I was unable to even sit without using my arms to brace myself in the beginning. Standing more than 1 minute could cause "end of the world" spasms that would knock me to the ground. I have been through all of treatments, nerve ablations, shots, physical therapy, chiro, etc etc. and nearly killed myself to escape the neverending pain. I used to cry driving to and from the doctors office because no one could help or cared to.... I was devastated. I have a herniated disc in my thoracic spine that is pressing on my spinal cord, but I am now not paying that any attention and things are starting to get better... FINALLY. Due to my addiction to exercise, I continued to work out over the years in direct contradiction to the pain, which also may have saved my life. I found you all here and have had dramatic improvement in a short time. I am about 3 weeks into the TMS discovery and am inching closer to freeing my mind of this torture. My main issues now are not trying to be so overvigilent in my thoughts that that dedication doesnt become overwhelming and take the place of pain as another form of distraction. Sometimes I feel like I am chasing my thoughts around in circles. I can make it out of this... first time I have said that in years... thanks to you all and this great site!