It seems like part of my back pain can be attributed to pushing down on these little nodules i have in my lower back, around the iliac crest area. Went to a chiropractor who said he could feel them and has felt them on other people as well. Thats when I found the information on the web. Seems like the medical community doesn't know all that much about them but some massage therapists, chiros and some doctors do. Seems to be a fat nodule that herniates through the fascia. Most times they are not painful but sometimes there is some nerve impact and they can be painful. I guess the fix is possibly surgical removal and the herniated spot fixed. My question is this. If 90% of people with them have no pain, could there be a TMS aspect to them since there is neurological impact? What I find interesting is this.. 1. I have felt this on my left side now for years, always when I started golfing each year. I suspected it was just sore muscles as I would feel the nodule and rub it like a muscle knot. Eventually it would go away. 2. I never realized I had one on my right side until I was having other TMS issues and was attempting to rub my back with a tennis ball and hit it. I grinded on it like it was a knot and made it hurt. 3. No it has my utmost attention Even though there is a "possible" structural issue, does it seem likely that the TMS in the area could be causing pain? I read some of the people on the internet talking about how the pain from this is terrible but I wonder if they are so mentally fixated they are amplify what would normally be a small pain? I guess the fact that I never associated any fear to them when I had the one in my left side and it went away should give me my answer. Just curious if anyone has heard of these or has a perspective? Its tough when you wake up and the first thing yor mind goes to is the pain.