So I ended up here because I have had numbness/tingling in my back with occasional achy/tightneds on and off for about 3 years. I still go back and forth between acceptance and denial but the toms diagnosis really makes a lot of sense. In hindsight I have had something going on since for about the last 10 years. I have had chronic sore throats, headaches, pelvic pain, etc. The most recent issues, the main one being my back numbness/achyness, started shortly after the shop I was managing was closed and I was moved to a new location. My commute changed from 25-30 min each way to about 1hour45min each way. 4 years later I'm still doing it and I hate it and feel stuck. I know that and other stresses in my life could definitely explain my TMS. I feel like I'm closer to full acceptance but still struggle with fear of my symptoms even though I've had everything checked out. Im happy to have found this forum and know I'm not alone in my struggles.