I can't seem to get to 100% belief that I have TMS. I finally went to a neurologist today to get a second opinion and unfortunately he said the same thing as the Othopedist. Disc herniations pressing on my nerve roots are causing the pain, and surgery is the next step. My symptoms match exactly with my Mri results, with the small exception of having no back pain at all, just sciatica. So my question is, can I still see some improvement if I am only 90-95% on board? I really do not want surgery, or I would have signed up months ago. But it's so hard to keep going with TMS when I've had no significant relief and my pain hasn't moved. I'm a month into the SEP, though I'm now focusing on bradys pain free for life program.