I've had lower back problems ever since I was a kid - I remember being 10 years old and squirming around in my seat in class because the pain was so bad. It comes and goes, and I also have a history of anxiety and ulcers, so I figured TMS might be the culprit. I've had daily pain for over a year now, and have tried everything except for surgery - PT, acupuncture, chiropractors, massages, not exercising, acupressure, network chiropractors, and even cortisone shots. Nothing has helped. The pain is worst at night and in the morning, which makes it tough to exercise to my full potential because I like morning workouts. I was extremely active (crossfit type exercises are my favorite), and now I'm down to Bikram yoga to try to get things moving again. So here I am on Day 1 of the program: What would a life without TMS mean to you? I would be so happy to exercise the way I want to - to be able to do burpees and situps without flinching again and run fast and for more than 3 miles at a time. I would love to not take Aleve daily and sleep through the night, and especially not curse upon waking because I'm so stiff first thing in the morning. It'd be great to be able to sit for more than 30 minutes without squirming, and take a cross-country flight without major pain killers and sleep aids!