Is there an age past which TMS is not effective? I had shoulder problems and neck issues a very long time ago and seemed to cope with them, even read a Sarno book way way back. But now, for the past 6 years I have had increasing pain in my right shoulder and resulting numbness and pain down my right arm. Doc said a few years ago that it was cervical spondylosis due to aging factor and sent me for physical therapy and then cortisone shots when that didn't work. The idea of being on cortisone for extended time did not thrill me but I had 9 shots over 2 years. They became less and less effective so I turned to a shiatsu practitioner very experienced in Chinese medicine. She gave me some herbal patches made in California which seemed to help a lot though they were not inexpensive. But even they are not as effective now and I depend on an NSaid to take the edge off. Which has led me to TMS. My pain comes out of the blue though it is exacerbated by being on the computer where I spend a lot of time. I can go for weeks without it and then, wham, I am hit hard. If I ignore it, it gets worse and then I end up having to lie down for an hour or two each day and curtail exercise, etc. and life is horrible. I have had therapy at different times during my life and don't think there is too much childhood unhappiness left to explore (there was!). I am really tired of this and hoping for relief through TMS. Aside from this(!), I am 70, in good health, no prescriptions, do water aerobics three times a week no matter what, love to walk but am hampered while I am in pain. When I am pain free, I am able to do much more. I have always been in high pressure jobs but am working on my own projects right now. I just started the TMS Ed program and am on Day 3.