This question was submitted via our Ask a TMS Therapist program. To submit your question, click here. Question Hello, My question is related to trauma-induced TMS and if knowledge of the condition has been shown to reverse the pain syndrome in itself or if psychotherapy has proved necessary in trauma-induced TMS cases. I had a lumbar puncture several weeks ago and have been experiencing severe pain and tension in my lower back which has spread to my buttocks, legs, neck, shoulders and upper arms - much as Dr. Sarno outlines in his books - since the procedure. When I had the LP I had been dealing with a chronic unresolved health issue for two years and was (in hindsight) under considerable stress and experiencing chronic anxiety and fear. I believe the lumbar puncture served as a traumatic triggering event that unleashed all of the pent-up emotions that I had been suppressing, leading them to manifest as TMS. I have been reading both 'Healing Back Pain' and 'The Mindbody Prescription' for the past two weeks and am quite comfortable with the diagnosis as it seems to fit to a tee. I have noticed that the pain has subsided considerably but will then flare up again and manifest in a new location. I also feel that, though I am open to the idea of TMS causing my symptoms, I am still experiencing considerable fear surrounding the procedure. I am wondering if trauma cases have shown to benefit from therapy, or if there have been cases of the pain resolving simply from acceptance of the diagnosis and dedicated daily personal reflection/psychological work. Thank you very much for any insight.