I've been seeing Dr. Schechter for my low back and sciatica and got an MRI. I have a 12mm protrusion in L5-S1. Dr. Schechter says the pain is structural or that it's a "mixed diagnosis" like half structural half TMS. Either way I don't know how to treat it as TMS if there is some part that's structural. The structural part drives me crazy. I think about the protrusion all day. I'm in a ton of fear. I feel pain where I think the protrusion is. I think about the size being 12mm. I can't relax about it at all! Nor can I accept it. I feel disabled and depressed that I can't be the mom and person I want to be because of the pain. I'm just so scared and depressed right now.