I think I might be getting close to convince myself 100% that my back/hip pains (and other ailments) are TMS. The increase in pain felt as I was reading about it over this week and the dramatic decrease in pain after I had a rage episode yesterday really points me in this direction. This morning pain was back but it fluctuates. I am trying to do an outcome independence exercise when feeling the pain, though I haven't been really sucessful at it. Pain comes and goes and my unconscious still thinks he (or she?) has it all. Yesterday, when meditating on the whole thing, I came to the epiphany that i am REALLY rough at myself. It is amazing how hard and despotic I am on myself, compared to the "apparent" people pleaser (amazing post by Alan on the subject, BTW) I am toward others. No wonder there is pain.