This question was submitted via our Ask a TMS Therapist program. To submit your question, click here. Question What is the relationship between chronic muscle tightness and muscular pain within the TMS framework? My pain is confined to the back, hip and leg muscles on the right side of my body. I've noticed unsurprisingly that the muscles throughout my right side are permanently tense. However, when I move or stretch or even just adjust my sitting position, the pain will disappear for.a moment. As soon as I stop moving, the muscles tense up and the pain returns. Is this chronic tightness likely a consequence of constant TMS pain transmission? Or is it possible that the tightness is actually a direct manifestation of TMS, which then in turn causes pain?