I have just finished watching the 20/20 segment and I am just stunned at how lucky I am to have found out about TMS when I did. Not that I haven't suffered! But I really do think I have experienced a miracle. I am almost finished reading Healing Back Pain, and like others I had a 97% cessation of pain overnight. There is just a little bit of roving numbness in my toes. My therapist recommended the wiki site to me when I mentioned last week that I was beginning to really see a connection in the back pain/symptoms I had and those of two important people in my life. I said I thought I was carrying their pain for them. I've never had an MRI but I was about to. I have seen many practitioners over the years, most recently a chiropractor. I have been thinking about how much harder it may have been to accept the diagnosis once I had "seen" a picture of my back. I was very frightened to hear that repressed rage and anxiety are part of this syndrome. I'm the most emotionally aware person I know (or thought so anyway). What could I have missed? My serious pain came on Mother's Day this year...I ended up in the emergency room. I have NEVER been in so much pain in my entire life, and I've had two babies! I am starting to ask myself the question, "what could I be angry about?" and "what causes me anxiety?" and try to be open to what seems unacceptable to express. I've already got a long, long list. I also am beginning to understand that certain conscientious and perfectionistic people like me generate more of these emotions. I've come to see that there is a perfect storm of issues swirling in my life, and since I have demanded so much of myself for so long, it had to have been serious pain to get my attention. I was already looking at finding a connection, but learning about TMS just gave me the tools I need to address it completely.