Dear all, This is one of my first posts on this forum. I used to suffer severe neck and upper back pain with constant dizzines and vertigo, until a friend of mine "cracked the code" behind my symptoms by telling me that I have TMS. She introduced me to Dr. Sarno's book. I have had an unstable life and suffer from severe derpession (will write more about that later). As such, I always suspected that there was an emotional cause for my pain. Reading Dr. Sarno's book confirmed that suspicion. As such, I accepted the TMS diagnoses instantly. The dizziness and vertigo disappeared overnight. Reading, writing and working on a computer have become much less painful although I still get mild headaches if I read for too long. The quality of my life is significantly better. However, I have not yet overcome the pain from conditioned responses. I am still unable to drive, even short distances. On Tuesday, I drove my wife and daughter to a nearby restaurant, and I was in horrible pain all day yesterday. I know that there is no structural cause for this pain. I wanted to get advice from people on how to overcome this conditioned response. I would love to take long drives as the weather gets better.