Question To Ponder What was the most disheartening thing a doctor has told you about your symptoms? In what ways have you kept that in your mind? I've been told by doctors that the pain is due to herniated disks, and the only way to improve is through PT, injections, and the possibility of eventual surgery. They've also told me to limit most of the exercise I like to do, namely weight lifting, until I "heal". So really nothing too crazy, just the standard medical advice that they're trained to give. But those things have been ingrained in my mind, so it is difficult to let them go. All the testimony here, however, is helping to slowing disassemble those notions and replace them with the fact that this is TMS, psychological not structural.