Hello my fellow TMS'rs. Would love your feedback on this - I can't find anything specific in searching the forums. And since I'm self-diagnosing due to no TMS docs in Florida.........I need all the help I can get! I'm 41. Since early teens I have gone to a chiropractor on and off for lower back going "out." Seems my Si joint chronically goes out for a time, and then will "hold" for a long while. And then go through a spurt of going out and not holding an adjustment for a period of time. With kinesiology/muscle testing that my chiro practices, it seems I have chronic weak adrenal issues that are supposedly related to why it is going out and not wanting to hold. I've been confined to bed on and off for the last several months (100% confined since January 31 minus bathroom and shower time) due to what has been blamed on a severe herniated disk at L5/S1 through MRI. (They want to do microdiscectomy). I believe 100% that I'm a TMS case and so I'm not in doubt of this. I do not believe the herniated disc is causing my pain. (the disk and Si joint are both on the same R. side) Here leads to my question: When I've had my Si joint out, I always feel so much better when it is put back in alignment, even if it is temporary. I know when it is officially "out" because of the specific pain I feel, and because my leg/foot turns slightly outwards (ducklike) when I walk. The pain is so much worse/crippling than "usual" pain that is keeping me in bed. When the chiro checks to see if it is out, I can feel and tell that one leg is longer than the other - when he adjusts it, everything is lined up and I get relief. So question: In addition to the TMS, is it possible or is it okay to get the Si joint adjusted on occasion to be put back in alignment (to be in less pain as I work on the TMS)? Or is it all part of a TMS issue? If so, how do I make sense of it all? I so much want to push through this and be able to at least walk at this point - when I try to give the pain the finger and push through it and yell at my brain like so many have testified to, it only makes the pain worse. Is it possible I have two different issues going on (TMS + Si joint misalignment)? I don't want to go to chiro if it is only going to enable more focus on the pain, but I don't want to ignore going if it will help in the healing process. Help! I appreciate any and all feedback!