Neurosurgeon said I may have a tethered spine, since then I've gotten neck surgery. He said on my 10 month check up post surgery if I can't live with the pain I was getting in my arms and hands I could get a my.ogram and see if any more nerves are getting pinched and the he would go in through the back of my neck and clean out more. I left shocked scared and anxious. In regards to t12/ l1 herniations new psychiatrist said I'm looking at another surgery unless I wanted to spend my whole life on my back. This was this week and I'm scared and anxious if he's right. I started an outpatient program for the anxiety and depression I am having over all this. I have an appt Monday with a family doctor who is familiar with TMS. My husband is reading john sarno book now to support me.