This question was submitted via our Ask a TMS Therapist program. To submit your question, click here. Question Approximately two - three years ago I had horrific bout of sciatica which had me popping opioids like I wanted to trash my liver. Two doctors advocated surgery and another suggested Lyrica as a more conservative option - at that point reading a book seemed like the way to go - and it was. I was back at work within a week and the pain was completely gone within two. Which is why my new symptoms are so upsetting. Pain under my right shoulder which runs down my arm, hits the elbow and ends with some numbness in my thumb and ring finger and significant numbness in the index. My assumption? Carpal tunnel syndrome, basically a TMS relapse. My problem is it's been a week and the pain in the mornings is debilitating. How do I get rid of this? I know the theroy - I preach the theory! Yes, there are plenty of stressful things in my life, but when aren't there?