This question was submitted via our Ask a TMS Therapist program. To submit your question, click here. Question I'm really starting to lose it. I've had chronic back pain, which I now realize to be TMS for about 2 years now. I've understood TMS before now through reading the books, but now I've really been trying to apply it. I've been working out again and I really like working out, but the pain that I feel during certain moves is so unbelievably frustrating. I immediately just think, mid workout "screw this, it isn't worth it. I can't do this stretch" or whatever. I try and convince myself that the pain isn't real and that there's nothing wrong with my back, but the farther that I stretch, lift, etc, the more excruciating the pain becomes. I think that everyone with chronic pain comes to a point when they would give anything for the pain to stop, I'm at that point. I just want to move on with my life.