5 years ago I had a whiplash neck injury that I recovered from with no remaining physical injuries, clear MRI etc. 8 weeks later after returning to work I started to get nerve pain down my right arm and fingers and tender (trigger) points in my upper trapezius. I tried everything from physio to medications to nerve blocks. Nothing worked. About 2 months ago I discovered the concept of TMS. Suddenly it all made sense, I'm definitely a Type T personality and tend to be hard on myself. My injury also came at time of change in my house. I became a dad and despite it being enjoyable I also found the lack of sleep and other challenges difficult. I found myself tensed up continuously. Maybe this was a subconscious protection of my neck and also fear of the stresses of life at that time. These days my triggers can be general work pressure, family pressure (just typical things) and other ordinary life stresses. The triggers cause pain in my neck and shoulder. I get reduced range of movement and my whole neck can get tensed up. I have also periods of relief. Those have been either: 1. I was doing an activity that I felt was "fixing" me, for example a medication or physio program. However once the doubt of the fix actually working kicked in then the pain came back. 2. If I'm VERY distracted with an activity, working hard, maybe a manual task. A few hours later I'll check in with myself and noticed reduced pain. And that's the moment it comes back again. So, if know TMS is almost certainly the cause (based on the fact that symptoms seem to be driven by psychological causes rather than physical ones (physical exercise actually gives me temporary relief) then why am I not getting better? I've read a few books on TMS now and it all makes sense. But I don't seem to be able to make the next step.