The most disheartening thing I heard a doctor say was that my symptoms were due to a herniated disk that was on my nerve and SPINAL CORD. It really makes it seem serious. One doctor told me that I am in denager of becomg paralyzed if it gets any worse and that other patients she has seen with this type of herniation cannot use their arms/hands. I PRAY that I am making the right decision by not having surgery. My symptoms move around, right arm/hand, left arm/hand, neck, back, shoulder blades. It is totally random and varies in severity. The only thing I know is that the symptoms worsen when I am anxious or angry. This makes it seem like TMS, right?