I've been reading A LOT on Dr Sarno and TMS lately. I have a past history with bad anxiety, and I know that it can create symptoms and more pain. However, I had an MRI done a couple of weeks ago, and they found a "broad-based" bulging disc in my L4-5 area. My first symptom 2 years ago, which scared me to death, was severe bladder issues. I had the sensation of having to pee 24/7. But it was painful! Like you've been holding it on a road trip for 2 hours painful. This pain did not subside for nearly 2 weeks. My Dr was stumped. Then my lower back pain came with it, and he narrowed it down to a pinched nerve. 2 years later, I've continued my workout routines etc. and still have bad back pain, now upper back pain, muscle knots, arm pain etc. That's when I told my Dr. I needed an MRI NOW. So my finding was L4-5 broadbased bulging disc, and some DDD in a couple spots. Logically, my brain tells me, since the L4-5 nerve roots control the bladder, legs and a whole lot of other things... how could TMS help me? I will NOT do surgery. That is the LAST resort. But what I've been doing is now stopping my heavy lifting workout routine, and just doing pure yoga, and meditation and stretching. All while visualizing "the discs healing themselves". I truly believe if I keep thinking positive, and keep thinking "healing discs", that my pain will one day be gone. Do you believe this? Are there any success stories on here of discs actually going back in and healing? Thanks!!