I have suffered with TMS/sciatica for years. There is one thing that confuses me: How come and animal e.g. a dog can be diagnosed with sciatica e.g. bulging/degenerative disc causing pain down both legs and unable to walk. The dog undergoes surgery and is cured i.e. pain free and running free. The dog would not have been cured without the surgery. Now take a human with a similar disc condition. As TMS advocates are we saying that there are cases when surgery is the right option?