I've read most of Dr. Sarno's books and have even seen a TMS doctor twice. She believes I have TMS, but I'm still having trouble accepting that diagnosis. I've had lower back and sciatica pain for a year now. It originated on my left side and transitioned over to my right side about 5 months ago. I have pain in my right leg and lower back walking, standing, and laying flat on my back. My only relief is sitting or sleeping on my left side. I haven't been able to workout since the Summer. TMS makes sense to me, but I've seen my MRI and it clearly shows a herniated/ruptured disc, as well as a few other abnormalities. If it were just a localized pain in my back I think the TMS/blood flow restriction pain causing theory would make more sense, but this must be doing something to a nerve to radiate down my leg and hurt when I walk. If it were TMS, wouldn't it hurt regardless of whether I was standing, walking, or sitting? So, I've decided to go through this structured program and see what happens. I really want this to work and can identify some stressors and personality traits which lend themselves to TMS, but it's so hard getting past the belief that this is something physical.