This question was submitted via our Ask a TMS Therapist program. To submit your question, click here. Question I am new to this website - desperately searching for something - back really started acting up - accompanied by sciatica - foot tingling numb - side of calf very painful to the ankle and thigh joint painful. Several years ago I read Dr Sarno's book Healing Back Pain with success. I dug it out - and also ordered Dr Schechter (?) 30 day workbook, Mind Body Healing (I am halfway through), Went to an acupuncturist several times - that helped. I hate to travel and stay with people - I had a neice's wedding coming up - suppose to take my 82 yr old mom, I figured once this was over (I didn't go due to the pain) I'd be okay. I also went to my general physician, who ordered an MRI. I have been doing so well, I thought I might could start working out at the gym next week (I'm paying for a persona trainer, whether I go or not). My husband disagreed saying with my pinched nerve - (acupuncturist & doctors diagnosis) and sciatica - that I might be paralyzed. PARALYZED!!!! I read the results of the MRI this morning - and now for 4.5 hours I have done nothing. I am in a tizzy. MRI shows 2 different diffuse disc bulges (pinched nerves?) and a severe bilateral facet joint osteophyte Tritus. Severe? What? So I cannot believe how upset I am. I just want to go home and lay down, just close out the world. Can you help me please? I am scared. Do you think its TMS?