Can TMS pain be excruciating? My husband has been in some degree of pain for a couple of months. The severe pain is largely episodic, and moves around from his lower back to upper back to right shoulder or and sometimes his hip. He has tried chiropractic and physical therapy, but not much change. We are going to schedule him for another visit to his doc, just to rule anything else out. He is however resistant to TMS theory, more or less. And he seems perfectly content to just wait for it to go away (afraid of possible scary diagnostic tests or diagnoses?), in spite of the excruciating pain episodes which are so hard on both of us. Tramadol helps a bit, but I’m concerned about dependence, of course. I can’t bear his suffering much more. Does any of this sound familiar or typical? (Side note: he had mystery pain in right shoulder as a boy. Docs were never able to diagnose. It went away on his its own.) Thanks in advance for any support or advice.