I'm having difficulty drawing a line between TMS and muscle pain from over use and minor twinges. Obviously not all muscle pain, trigger points etc are symptoms from TMS. Leading an active lifestyle and being fit and strong plays a part in it. The way I'm seeing it, is the mind and body should be treated as equals, if one is in pain, the other suffers. My job can be very physical at times and I have genuinely suffered from a few minor physical problems as a result, funnily enough none of the "real" problems have ever re-occurred once healed. Should I assume that any of the recurring, nagging problems are most likely TMS? One of the biggest things I find hard to drop is chiropractic, I have seen my Chiro pretty regularly for the last 6 years or so, not to necessarily treat any problems I have but more for the "Healthy Living" philosophy they preach, my chiro in particular fully supports the role the mind plays in pain but at the same time pushes the importance of a healthy spine. Though in the last few years that I have been experiencing the more chronic TMS symptoms, I have turned to the Chiro (My only option at the time) for help and after spending a decent chunk of money on 1-2 x a week chiro visits, it eventually seems to help...for a while (Placebo?). I'm thinking my plan of attack should be to cut down the chiro visits and not rely on them to "treat" any particular problems, maybe go once a month??? I don't know, maybe I have just been brainwashed and I need to completely drop it cold turkey, It just seems silly to me, to drop something I believe does have its benefits. Hoping someone can give me another perspective on this.