Hi...my husband is the one who is having chronic back pain - mostly in the lower back, but the pain sometimes goes all the up to his neck. So, last night he had two episodes of debilitating pain. The first one he was seated, so no risk of falling. The pain comes on and is so extreme that he just holds on and sometimes "checks out" for a bit. His eyes and nose become faucets as the wave of pain overtakes him. This can last anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes. He had a second episode about an hour later, except he was standing in the kitchen. When it came on, he supported himself by leaning on the counter. This wave of pain lasted about 10 minutes. I've not found any information about this kind of pain wave. Has anyone had this type of episode?