I have been diagnosed with 2 lower disc protrusions and 6 months after diagnosis it is very painful to cough, sneeze or laugh. (also I can "tweak" it or "pinch" it very easily when trying to get out of bed or a car or up from a chair etc etc. After "tweaking" it I usually have more burning nerve leg symptoms...sometimes for a few days. Also a lot of lower back pressure and "nerviness" in the lower back, and a feeling like its swollen. Anyone else have these symptoms? Im new to the idea of TMS but working really hard to believe. Its a struggle! This sharp pain can happen when I turn during my sleep (It wakes me) Or happens when Im not even thinking about my back. That's why Im struggling so much to accept this diagnosis. I can be happy, relaxed...relatively without pain for a few hours then BAM!!!!