I'm having another fairly strong relapse right now and I know it's because I was under some stress this week and my mom is a caretaker for my grandma who has Alzheimer's and that's always caused me stress too for various reasons. Anyways, I had made some great headway over the past few months and was feeling great both physically and emotionally. I was proud of myself that I had done the work to get in that place and was recovered from TMS. Well this week was hard on me and now the back pain is strong. I've read and re-read several articles on fear, preoccupation, the pain cycle, etc. and I'm trying to not let myself go to a place of monitoring it, fearing it or even thinking about it, but obviously I am. I just need someone to tell me I'm doing the right things, the pain will subside and to keep going! Thank you You are all the best.