Last week I posted regarding my struggle to attribute my symptoms to TMS. I have a herniated L4/5 and severe sciatica in my right leg (can't walk). One of the suggestions was to be assessed by a trained TMS practitioner to help confirm my TMS diagnosis. So, I reached out to Dr. Schubiner who did an assessment of my condition. He recommended surgery for my herniated disc. Now I am really confused...maybe I misinterpreted things along the way, but it was my understanding that the mind-body/Dr. Sarno theory believe that herniations are the grey hair of the spine and thus don't cause pain? And if they are a natural part of the ageing process then they don't need to be operated on? Feeling confused...if anyone has some helpful insight I would greatly appreciate it.