Im not sure this applies to vereyone as we each deal with our TMS in our own way but I'm hoping this story resonates and potentially helps some people out: Im a 20+ year TMSer who in the past 1-2 years finally overcame 95+% of my TMS equivalents. Then about a week ago, a nasty neck spasm came on in my sleep, while I was dreaming about my ex-girlfriend, whom I split with two weeks prior. You simply can't get a more direct-TMS-cause/effect-scenario! Heres the thing, I had actually written an "important" note in Evernote that I wanted myself to refer to in the event a neck spasm came on. At the time I wrote it, I thought I had definitively "beaten" or "figured out" my elusive neck spasms. Heres the actual note that I have in Evernote: Remember this day! 12/9/2014 12:59 PM You had a significant neck spasm that had already started, right after a back work out at the gym. You knew that these pains came after the gym because you are conditioned to react this way. You didnt fight the pain but rather accepted and observed it (for the first time ever). You attributed it to feelings of rejection, fear and anger and then decided to just go about things as usual. You did not massage or stretch it! Then went to dinner with Ashley and it just went the f*$k away! The following day there was no pain. AMAZING. Unfortunately for me in this recent scenario, it had been so long since my last problem that I forgot about my rule of not giving it any attention. So, when the spasm hit, I jumped out of bed, panicked and immediately went to the wall to stretch. I followed this with a 30 minute rigorous massage and foam rolling routine which only solidified the TMS. Its really quite amazing; in hindsight I can recall that the more I massaged it in that first hour, the worse it got. Following a week of immobility the pain finally started to subside (yesterday), so i went to the gym to throw a workout in the face of my pain and today I feel great. Today I decided to journal about this experience in my "TMS Folder" in Evernote and stumbled upon the above note. Moral of the story (and to compound what Fred Amir posted in my thread last week), do not give in to the pain. Accept and observe. With love and compassion. And go about your day without fear. Best wishes to all.