Hi, I am new here. I just want to ask - how does TMS cause audible sounds, like excessive popping or grinding sounds? And how can I think about them that does not undermine my belief in the diagnosis? I started having neck pain in 2014. At the end of October, 2016 I found Sarno, and things have been better since then. At least, the pain does not weigh on me in the same way as it used to, as a feeling of doom and decay. But still it is there. By January it seemed like I had made lots of progress, and there were long periods of time when I even forgot about my neck entirely. But February has not been as good. I feel like I am not getting any better, and the pain still intrudes quite frequently. Re-reading Sarno's books has gotten boring. Unlike earlier, when I had a compulsion to read about TMS, either online or in books, now I have trouble making myself do it. In particular, I have gotten into a pattern where tension seems to build, and then a small movement causes an intense - and to be honest, very enjoyable - crack. Then the tension is gone for a while, only slowly building until the next crack. I am not really consciously cracking my neck, and sometimes it seems to happen accidentally, but maybe I have learned some subtle movements that cause it to happen. I had this at other times during my neck pain odyssey, before Sarno. But it has been very frequent recently. My neck never cracked before the pain began. What is this cracking doing? Is it really moving a joint and releasing a muscle, or is this some kind of learned conditioning, where the crack causes my brain to stop the pain for a bit, and where I am really moving in a way that my mind knows will cause joint cavitation? Another thing is that I have a very unpleasant grinding sound and feeling when I move my neck. If I rotate my head in circles, something that I have a bad feeling about doing, it is grinding constantly. Often normal movements of my head cause a very unpleasant kind of crunch. I am pretty sure I did not have this before the pain began. These sounds objectively exist (other people have heard them), and they seem to undermine my belief in TMS. Even if I consciously think of my problem as a psychological one, I find myself coming back to images of stuck joints pulling on muscles and irritating them, etc. Could it be that sub-conscious fear of certain movements over the course of several years has caused some muscle fibers to become unused and rigid, or for joints or tendons to form adhesions, etc? How can I think about this to solve the problem?