Hello, this is my first post and I want to talk about how I've found myself in this forum and then ask my question. Please read though. I am 27 years old. My back pain story started about 3 years ago, during a weightlifting day. While on the bench, I put pressure on my neck and my neck muscles on the right side spasmed so hard. I went to a neurologist that ordered some MRI (I will post my MRI in 2019 and my current 2022 one) . He said yada yada, you have protrusions etc... At that time I was having all sorts of problems, my past traumas and frustratement, now this? I thought it was all over for me. I started developing aches, tingling, numbness, electric feelings all over my body shortly before my physical exam and MRI. I asked him if these could be from my discs, he said no. I made appointment with every kind of professional and only urology was missing at this point, all clear. Went to psychiatrist and started using antidepressants, which had no effect and I quit after a year. Fast forward, I had another MRI couple days ago that showed disc bulge on my c4-c5, doc said physiotherapy, I said I have no time. Asked if it can be debilitating, She Said not for now, May e for future. Same story, aches all over, panic attacks, pessimism, tingling, what ever you can name. I was going though REDDİT, searching about spinal problems for my pain(this is before my second MRI) , I saw someone talking about Mr. Sarno and his work, I checked it. I was able to read his healing back pain book, and my pain kinda subsided. As I Said, This was before my second MRI, the one that I learnt about my disc bulge in c4-c5. I started writing about one of my traumas and I cried for 5 minutes straight, I was deeply wounded by that memory apparently, writing it was tough. However, my back pain kinda subsided after that, I sat through a movie with my family, back pain was in hiatus. My question is: 1. I think I have TMS since I had bad childhood and teenagehood, I have lots of bad memories that I carved into me. I am a perfectionist and an introvert. I have hypocondria and search for every thing. Aside all this, I love lifting weight and disc bulge thingy is making me hesitant to go on. Should I stop my activities and start doing physiotherapy? Weightlifting is the only thing I can discharge my emotions with. And I have a neck at it (funny pun and smirks). I will post mri pictures, if you have anything to say, feel free but I don't think my 3 year deterioration is that bad). Look up right corner in pictures, some of them are from 2019, some from 2022.