I am an individual who has suffered with chronic pain for 12 years! I soon after discovering TMS was certain I had it. What I never had though was an MRI. My doctor told me that I had NO physical abnormalities. I've heard both sides of this story.....some say get an mri,others say,don't bother. Aside from peace of mind, wouldn't it be just as prudent (after my physician of 5 years has said "No physical abnormalities),to continue the tms work? If anyone has constructive feedback I would like to hear it. Thanks Mark.