Are you having success at recognizing the emotions connected to your pain? If you have, how do these emotions make you feel? If not, what do you think is preventing you from doing this? Sometimes, yes. Any new stresses come along and I feel a short, slight pain spike.. it's in the hip or sciatic nerve at the moment, but it used to be back pain. I feel like I've acknowledged all my childhood and past stresses. I'm guessing now that my main stress/anger/fear/worry is all about my current limited life and my pain.