I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with TMS-assistance from this type of professional. I am currently jumping through a pretty remarkable number of hoops just to get an appointment with one, but I am wondering if I might be wasting my time...I initially got excited when I heard that the testing they do can definitively conclude that there are psychological processes triggering responses in the nervous system, but I think it is more for folks recovering from strokes or traumatic brain injuries as opposed to what we're all dealing with. Anyone tried this? I guess I'm still looking for more folks in white coats to tell me there is a way out through treating psychological factors, perhaps to counter all of the surgeons that want to operate. Thing is, I know my pain is TMS. There is just no way I match so many of the personality traits Dr. Sarno describes and have a history like mine without being a no-doubt about it professional TMS sufferer. Thing is, that acceptance, along with all of the introspective psychoanalysis, the reading, the daily affirmations, journaling, etc., is getting me absolutely nowhere, and I don't have much more gas left in the tank to fight this thing. The hormonal imbalances caused by Prednisone & pain meds and the automatic depression associated with the chronic pain.....well, it's becoming too much to bear. The pain and everything that's been sacrificed because of it is starting to affect my mental health in a way that can only exacerbate the TMS. Sigh. Why couldn't I just have broken my back instead.