I cured myself from chronic and debilitating back pain 10 years back by reading great Dr. Sarno's "Healing Back Pain - Mind Body Connection". I feel I know the drill. I always had nagging neck pain but I ignored it. Last week I had a bout so serious that I could feel the nerve pinch in my right shoulder when I turned my head towards my right side. I had to drop the glass in my hand and the pain is so dreadful that I was afraid to move even a half inch of my head or even breath because the pain is so IMMENSE, I was in tears. I am even dreaded to find which way to turn the neck to even reduce the pain. (this pain is so immense I feel death is easy). I have to freeze in that exact position as I am SCARED to move my neck around (for that matter any muscle in the body). I want to get some respite and know if anyone knows the kind of pain I am talking about and guide me in a way that I can be pain free. I strongly feel this is TMS and read the book all over again and read all the success stories. I have had two more bouts in the last one week and am dreaded to apply the set of rules/principles mentioned in the book. I am SCARED. Any help is appreciated.