Is it normal to experience pain with essential tremor. My husband had been told he had this. Several years ago he damaged his back and has what the doctor said was minor damage to a lower disc, which is causing sciatica. He has been on maximum daily dose of solpadol for this for around 8 years. Over the last couple of years he has experienced shaky hands, dancing fingers and muscle twitching in various parts of his body. Last week his shoulder started twitching badly and now his arm is in a lot of pain. I am worried there may be something else wrong. He also suffers from asthma, irritable bowel syndrome and is often very tired, clumsy and forgetful.(we keep finding things in unusual places) He has also had a fairly traumatic life and he is not yet 40. Are these things all down to stress, coincidence that he has all these or could there be more to it. Any advice would be appreciated.