Today's question is about pain moving around, and yes, I had some back and neck pain (main issue is elbows) for a few days. Could have been from bad position while typing, since I worked at home for a few days, but also likely TMS, since it's now gone away. I've made a lot of progress in my journaling and identified some underlying issues: feeling unloved, feeling rejected/not accepted for who I am, fear of failure. I can see how these issues are directly tied to my recent symptoms, as well as various incidents in my past. However, I'm struggling to see how this fits together with my original development of elbow pain. At the time I first developed the problems, I was going through a stressful time. I applied to the organization I currently work with and pursued further training for it. This touched on the issue of not feeling accepted for who I am, as my parents were strongly against it, and I avoided talking about it with them. What I don't understand is how developing elbow pain would help me avoid these emotions. At the time, I thought the cause of the pain was from holding heavy books while reading. I eventually got a book holder so I didn't have to hold books anymore to read, but the pain continued and then led to the cycle of fear, avoiding activities, worsening pain, etc. Can anyone help me understand the link between this pain and the emotional issues? I think if I could make a stronger connection between them, it would help me be 100% committed to seeing it as TMS.