I hurt my back deadlifting in 2012 as well and it was the sharpest pain I've ever had.. It left a long lasting pain for a few years until I discovered TMS and Dr Sarno.. Now I'll be honest, the pain never went entirely away but it was eased once I started to understand TMS and how long term pain shouldn't exist.. With that being said, I recently overworked myself at a second job moving a person into a new house.. Going up and down stairs holding stuff and bending my back in ways I shouldn't has irritated the original spot I hurt 4 years ago... So now I'm trying to figure out if I'm dealing with soreness from how I was working or if it's TMS.. I had been doing pretty good without the back and hip tightness for about a year, I still do all the same activity I had been (weight lift and run) and once the blood starts pumping it doesn't hurt that bad). I know TMS can derive from a real injury that you are preventing from healing.. Right now I'm trying to not obsess over the pain or let it limit my activity.... Has anyone else gone through this?