Hi. Back in summer of 2012, while engaging in sport, I experienced (completely out of the blue) extreme pain from my lower back all the way down my right leg. Over the next 2 weeks, the pain became severe in my right ankle (couldn't stand for more than 30 seconds), had numbness in my toes, terrible pins and needles all over my right foot, weakness in my right leg. I only had a couple of degrees flexion in my back. An MRI showed a 'significant' bulge at L4/L5 mainly to the right with a tiny bulge to the left also. After 3 months I also developed electric shocks down my left leg. At that point I read sarnos book but dismissed it completely as I just couldnt accept the idea that my pain could be caused by my personality. Fastforward to february this year and the pain had 'settled down'. one morning i went to tie my shoe and bam - back spasmed out of the blue and i got the terrible pain down my right leg. I had under an inordinate workload in work at the time, I had fallen out with family members and I wanted out of my relationship with my girlfriend. I read sarnos book again and it felt like I had never read it because the second time it really started to sink in. This time a few things really got my attention: 1. During my youth I had cystic scarring acne, hayfever, asthma, frequent urination. All of which disappeared after a few years. As a young kid I was coeliac and that too disappeared by my teenage years. 2. I have OCD and anxiety for which I'm currently receive psychotherapy. 3. I am a total perfectionist. I am always so self-critical. 4. I always avoid confrontation and I don't take criticism well. 5. I always put other people first. Anyway, yesterday I downloaded the audio book of 'healing back pain' so that I could listen to it in work. And here is something which really grabbed my attention yesterday! While listening to it, I heard sarno say "Sciatic pain may affect any part of the leg except the upper, front thigh." I couldn't believe it. After periods of standing for a while or walking my pain is very bad in my right upper thigh yet I my MRI nearly 3 years ago showed a bad bulge at L4/L5 and no other abnormalitites. I also watched the video of sarno lecturing patients on youtube and remember sarno saying that the lumber spinal nerves dont feed nerves for the front of the thighs. Is this the proof I need that my pain cant be caused by my disc prolapse? My pain is never in the 2 places at any 1 time. It's either in my ankle or front of my foot or in front of my thigh or in my pelvis or my right groin etc... My pain is always so much better after sitting for long periods of time. Is the jig finally up? I find it harder to believe now that a disc is causing my pain.