First, Thanks for all of the information in these forums. I've been reading through them the past few weeks and I really appreciate all of the effort you've all put in. It helps. On December 1 of this past year, I had a click in my back picking something up, hit the ground, and was in agonizing pain. I've had SI joint issues before, and it felt like this. Prior to this, I was very active, doing crossfit type exercises, kettlebells, etc on a very regular basis. I went to a chiropractor the next day and got adjusted. By this time, I had lost all push-off power in my calf, and my left foot was dead and tingled out... with sciatica on fire up my entire leg. A week later, I got an MRI, and it showed an L4L5 Herniation, and a severe 15mm L5S1 Herniation. Chiropractic and Physical Therapy ensued for the next six weeks, I did the McKenzie Press ups, avoided all drugs, steroids, etc and eventually the pain got central to my back, and then stayed there. I couldn't escape it, and it was always just sitting there. Sometimes it would "move" around, and I would get pain in my legs, calves, etc. But I couldn't shake it. I changed my shoes, bought a new chair for work, switched to a standing desk, changed how I sleep, did PT, Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, etc. etc. etc. During this time, I ended up hooking in with a great physical therapist, that trains in bodyweight work, etc. He got me feeling great at times, and I was able to go back to a lot of my functional training work, including some kettlebells. This makes it about 3 months past my original injury. But I kept having pain. It would move around, sometimes clear for a few days... other times I would be in pain for awhile. My Physical Therapist encouraged me to be more active, and I even did some full crossfit sessions during that time... some REALLY intense workouts. Fast forward to about a month ago, and I pick up "Healing Back Pain" by Dr. Sarno. I found this book by reading a crossfit forum about a guy who healed his backpain doing kettlebell swings and reading this book. I am at this point four months out, and still having pain deep in the base of my spine. Within a few days of reading, my back pain is GONE. Not just a little... I mean... GONE. No pain for DAYS. I started refocusing on things I was angry about, and was able to dispel the pain. It was great for a couple of weeks.... and I felt great about it.. I went back to the gym and got my workouts going again. I mentioned it to my PT, and he said "your back has been healed for a couple of months now.. glad you finally realized it." It was great. Then a few weeks ago, all hell broke loose in my body. -My joints got all crazy, and pop all the time. -Trigger Points everywhere. -Ache after workout like I've never had before. -Muscles in my legs strained, hip flexors tight And perhaps most discerning...-My Hands fall asleep at night... wake me up around 3 AM every night. I've heard everything from ulnar nerve impingement to carpal tunnel, etc. But I can't seem to shake it, and thus I sleep horribly. The TMS Psychology at the time all of this stuff happened? -My son was born 1 month before the "Back incident" - leading to a complete disruption of sleep, life, and everything else (and I wouldn't trade him for anything!) -Sick father in a Nursing Home -Mother rushed to hospital, almost died -The Holidays -Work Stress -Fear there is something really wrong with me - MS, ALS etc all go through my mind because of how I feel. I feel like I've made SO MANY Strides, and while I am convinced that I did have some sort of an injury, I believe I am completely healed from it, and have been for a few months. I also believe that the pain was brought on my TMS, and that I beat it. BUT I can't seem to use the same TMS techniques to knock this other stuff out that has since surfaced. If the hands going to sleep at night are the result of TMS - how do I actively address that through TMS techniques if it happens while I sleep? I dont' really feel much pain during the day from it.. I work on a computer all day and type. part of me thinks this could be a cause, but if I address tht cause - am I denying the existence of TMS? I know there is a lot of risk to "treating" something that is TMS driven. How do you address TMS that dances around your body and changes its landing spot constantly? Anyone else have this? There is a piece of me that wants to think that these pains I'm getting are a positive thing... that my body is resetting and reclaiming itself from TMS... but damn, they bug the hell out of me! Thanks again for your help and input. I'll be reading regularly.