Hello everyone, I am new to the forum and also very new to the TMS diagnosis. I feel very grateful and hopeful that this is where I will find relief. As most of you all probably know and have experienced, I have been/done everything up to this point to get pain relief and tried to figure out what is wrong with my back (I have had several x-rays, MRI's, physical therapy, massage, anti-inflammatory medication, blah, blah, blah) and you as all have experienced, nothing works at actually getting rid of the pain permantly. I wholeheartedly beleive in the TMS as my diagnosis for what is going on with me because the pain did appear when I had been dealing with many emotional situations in my life (death of parent, change of careers, change of living situations, and other family issues). I am very hopeful for the future and I would love to chat more with anyone that may have something to add.