This question was submitted via our Ask a TMS Therapist program. To submit your question, click here. Question New to the forum. I have been familiar with TMS since late spring. I bought into it as a last resort. After reading the book I actually felt as though I was making headway. Then after I decided to no longer pursue e injections, my pain started to amp up again and now is daily. Background- Backpain 2 plus years; MRI- L5-S1 mild compression with annular tear; injection x-ray showed facet joint arthitis same area. Two rounds of PT. Seeing a counselor and just started acuouncture,p. Lots of different opinions, most of which are not supportive of the TMS in its entirety. I feel like I am going alone. Is it normal in the healing process of TMS to get pishback pain?Even leaving over to lift the toilet lid in the mirning causes pain. My hip flexors are so tight.