It’s funny that I’m hoping I have TMS.... I’ve just quickly read Dr Sarno’s book which some kind person added to the files in a FB group. I’ve read that “the brain can influence any organ or system in the body”. I’ve yet to come across anyone on here that has similar symptoms to mine some of which scare me. Bearing in mind I’ve had a MRI of my lumbar spine and X-ray which were done in the last 2 weeks. I saw a neurosurgeon and he assured me and my husband that there was nothing found on my mri of any significance (apart from osteoporosis) - when I became concerned about Cauda equine syndrome he called my husband to assure us that it was not! My symptoms continue... he told me that my problems were ‘muscular’. This particular doctor has a string of qualifications to his name which should reassure me. I was in a car recently which braked - I posted about this on another thread. I was thrown forward a bit then back, seat belt on. I was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease (L5) 6 years ago and after the incident I felt that I was having a flare up of previous symptoms... pain and inflammation. That led me to seeing the doctor after strange symptoms presented.. Here are my symptoms since the incident Lower back pain Intermittent inflammation Coccyx pain Pain in mid back (shifting) to Pain in upper Strange pins & needles, numb type feeling in buttocks on sitting Tight Piriformis both sides - query sciatic nerve involvement Cramping in hamstring (mild) Electric shock type sensation in soles of feet on standing out of bed in morning Reduced sensation from waist to below buttocks, feels like a slight numbness Reduced sensation in anal area on defacation Mild weakness in legs on walking Reduced sensation in scalp, I feel like I’ve got mild Paresthesia all over! Burning tongue Some Muscle twitches at night - intermittent I have a LOT of unresolved anger from my child hood and I’ve been pretty anxious, over reactions to things over past few years, I’m hyper vigilant and I have a lot of fear, mostly of just general everyday things, I over think things. I’m currently going out on gentle walks daily for about half an hour. I have to say that since the incident I’ve held onto some strong emotions, resentment, why me, bad timing, anger and I’ve been totally wrapped up in the incident and the symptoms. Since this highly qualified neurosurgeon has ruled out anything ‘nerve’.... I’m left wondering why these symptoms. We went back to see him a second time and he showed us the mri results on screen via the imaging and the written version... he wasn’t hiding anything, we are in Turkey so communication was slightly but not too difficult. He is aware of most of those symptoms, I ended up with a few medicines including an opiate based pain killer. I’ve read that symptoms, pains can be constant and also intermittent. I haven’t any access to a TMS physician here in Turkey.