Good morning. While in the gym, I recently herniated the disk between 6 and 7. I had previously read both The Mind Body Experience and Healing Back Pain by Dr Sarno and buy into it 100%. I have seen two spine MD's and my regular internal medicine MD. I have tried "self talk", etc. for over a month with limited results. I also tried to get back into my normal routine (golf, etc.) and this seemed to aggravate the pain in my shoulder and down my arm. I am now beginning to question if I have TMS at all. I see the spine guy again tomorrow and if I ask him if I have TMS he will look at me like I am a nut. How do I know if I actually have it?