Hello. So here is my story. I am a 34 year old man. as a kid I was really into sports and especially basketball. when I was 18, they found 2 bulging discs on my lower back (the infamous L4-L5, L5-S1). around that time the pain was terrible. I could barely walk or sit. I tried nearly everything you could think of, but what helped me most is going to my chiropractor. nowdays the pain is much better for me, but, I avoid doing sports I used to do like basketball , running, weight lifting etc.. the few times I did try to play basketball my back hurt. I have recently read Sarno's "healing back pain" and thought why not give that a try, but I am afraid that my pain is not really TMS induced and if I do try the physical activities I want to do, I end up hurting my back even more. so I guess I just wanted to share my story and ask : how can you know for sure that the pain is TMS ? what if I am wrong? and I end up messing my back even more in the process?