Thanks for reading; let me explain: For the first time in a while, I got a very bad neck spasm last week, that i woke up with. It includes pain on my spine and some numbness and tingling in my left arm, which scares me a bit as it came after I did a very heavy shoulder workout in the gym. I've had this type of spasm a myriad of times before over the past 15 years but I am once again doubting the TMS diagnosis (mainly due to the severity of this one). My question is: if it is TMS, wouldn't the pain just "go away" as quickly as it came? Why does it go away gradually, as if it was "healing"? This is what confuses me. Every time I have one of these spasms, I have to "wait" for it to "heal", which is usually 4-7 days. Am I just conditioned to think it needs time to heal? Its one of the only TMS equivalents that i experience (that I think) requires time to heal up and go away. This healing period that's required makes me think its an actual injury. Most others I can simply work though, psychologically. Once ive gotten a spasm, I have never been able to talk/think it away, like I can everything else.