Hi everyone, I appreciate what you all do here. I'm 32, living with worsening lower back pain and sciatica, and a few other TMS symptoms. I'm still trying to find my place in all this - I'm one of those people who thinks, "Yes it worked for you all, but surely it couldn't work for ME! My problem is definitely structural." So, here's my question, where I get stuck: The pain I experience, especially bilateral sciatica in feet and lower legs, will often increase with very light exercise or stretching, such as rotating my hips or bending - generally things related to my lower back. When this happens I take it as clear evidence that there's an anatomical issue. It seems so clearly a case of cause and effect: movement -> structural irritation -> pain/flareup. How do you all work mentally with this kind of situation? For reference, I've had MRIs (two small disc bulges) and met with two reputable surgeons who both said there was nothing obvious to operate on, but that I do have "degenerative disc disease" and apparently "very little space" for my nerves so they're being irritated with movement. So, when I do some movement that seems to irritate a nerve and cause LBP and sciatic pain in my feet, it just *feels* like what they said is true, that the two L4-S1 discs have collapsed and everything is just mashing my nerves. Any thoughts you all have would be greatly appreciated. I love this site and am learning so much - it's helping me expand what I'd already learned from Moseley-Butler.