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Treatment Without Drugs or Surgery

There are a lot of folks that could be considered a pseudo<a href=http://www.tensionmyositissyndrome.org/back-pain-doctor/ />"Back Pain Doctor"</a> that do not have a doctorate degree.  I consider myself one of these people.  In fact, anyone that has conquered TMS could likely consider themselves an expert, or at least well versed, in the ways of treating TMS.

If you know of another TMS doctor in another state or country, please let me know and I’ll be sure to add their listing to the map.  If there is not a <a href=http://www.tensionmyositissyndrome.org/back-pain-doctor/ />"Back Pain Doctor"</a> in your area and you’d like to know more about tension myositis syndrome in general, feel free to email me.

I have plans to create an ebook for folks that don’t necessarily have the means to see a back pain doctor but are seeking to conquer their pain.  I am targeting this release for Summer 2013.   In the meantime, I strongly urge you to check out the page on Dr. John Sarno who is the father of TMS and the ultimate TMS doctor.  His books are on that page and I would encourage you to read one or more of them as that is what started me on my journey to becoming pain free.

I’ve always believed in the mind body connection in that your mind can control certain parts of your body in terms of making things better or worse.  You hear about when people get depressed and how their body starts to break down.  the whole will to live is a mindset, not an internal thing.  It’s how your mind works.  So, if it fits for depression, then why wouldn’t it impact our physical state in other areas.

We hear about it with migraine headaches as well.  In fact, they call them “tension” headaches.   There are other areas where you begin to break down because of your mental state.  It’s proven that when your mind reacts to certain situations, when it triggers fight or flight, the adrenalin starts pumping through your body.  That adrenalin is triggered by your brain – again, mind body connection.

So if we can get our heads around the concept that the mind controls the body, that’s the first step in understanding tension myositis syndrome or TMS.  As we’ve talked about, the basis of TMS is that your brain is restricting the flow of oxygen to certain muscles in your body thus causing sporadic pain.

The brain does this because it doesn’t want you dealing with something emotionally – usually something related to anger.  In fact, the brain (and mind body connection) is so convincing that you are in physical pain, each time you react to the pain, it further cements that you have a physical problem.  Your back seizes up, you start walking a little funny and the first thing you say is “Oh my back!” (I’ve been there and done this)

You then convince yourself that you need to take it easy because your back hurts and you proceed to baby it.  You try not to move in certain positions, you rest, don’t try to exercise at all and you put yourself in a stationar position.  You are unknowingly sending signals to your brain that I have a physical injury and I should be avoiding movement.  And more importantly, that physical injury is located in my back.

So, what is the next step?  You head to the doctor.  You explain that you have this pain in your back and the doctor asks “What did you do?”  You immediately rack your brain thinking what you might have done physically to your back.  The search gets kicked off in your brain as you try to figure out what you did to your back.

You think of these tiny and minor things (weeding, playing sports, etc) you’ve done and convince yourself that is why your back is hurting.  Usually those things you do hundreds of times and don’t give it a second thought.  However, now it is the cause of your back pain.

Next up is your doctor running a battery of tests to figure out what is “wrong” with your back.  Again, he’s convinced there is something wrong with your back, he’s telling you that and you’re telling your brain that.  Another layer of cement.

The x-ray comes back and nothing is wrong.  However, the MRI comes back and shows degenerated or slipped discs.  Finally a cause for this mind-numbing pain.  Right?  You don’t bother to ask the question “why does it not hurt ALL the time if I have slipped discs?”.  If you had done an MRI 6 months before, it would show those same degenerated discs.  However, 6 months ago you didn’t have the pain.  What the heck?

 

Treatment Without Drugs or Surgery

There are a lot of folks that could be considered a pseudo back pain doctor that do not have a doctorate degree.  I consider myself one of these people.  In fact, anyone that has conquered TMS could likely consider themselves an expert, or at least well versed, in the ways of treating TMS.

If you know of another TMS doctor in another state or country, please let me know and I’ll be sure to add their listing to the map.  If there is not a back pain doctor in your area and you’d like to know more about tension myositis syndrome in general, feel free to email me.

I have plans to create an ebook for folks that don’t necessarily have the means to see a back pain doctor but are seeking to conquer their pain.  I am targeting this release for Summer 2013.   In the meantime, I strongly urge you to check out the page on Dr. John Sarno who is the father of TMS and the ultimate TMS doctor.  His books are on that page and I would encourage you to read one or more of them as that is what started me on my journey to becoming pain free.

I’ve always believed in the mind body connection in that your mind can control certain parts of your body in terms of making things better or worse.  You hear about when people get depressed and how their body starts to break down.  the whole will to live is a mindset, not an internal thing.  It’s how your mind works.  So, if it fits for depression, then why wouldn’t it impact our physical state in other areas.

We hear about it with migraine headaches as well.  In fact, they call them “tension” headaches.   There are other areas where you begin to break down because of your mental state.  It’s proven that when your mind reacts to certain situations, when it triggers fight or flight, the adrenalin starts pumping through your body.  That adrenalin is triggered by your brain – again, mind body connection.

So if we can get our heads around the concept that the mind controls the body, that’s the first step in understanding tension myositis syndrome or TMS.  As we’ve talked about, the basis of TMS is that your brain is restricting the flow of oxygen to certain muscles in your body thus causing sporadic pain.

The brain does this because it doesn’t want you dealing with something emotionally – usually something related to anger.  In fact, the brain (and mind body connection) is so convincing that you are in physical pain, each time you react to the pain, it further cements that you have a physical problem.  Your back seizes up, you start walking a little funny and the first thing you say is “Oh my back!” (I’ve been there and done this)

You then convince yourself that you need to take it easy because your back hurts and you proceed to baby it.  You try not to move in certain positions, you rest, don’t try to exercise at all and you put yourself in a stationar position.  You are unknowingly sending signals to your brain that I have a physical injury and I should be avoiding movement.  And more importantly, that physical injury is located in my back.

So, what is the next step?  You head to the doctor.  You explain that you have this pain in your back and the doctor asks “What did you do?”  You immediately rack your brain thinking what you might have done physically to your back.  The search gets kicked off in your brain as you try to figure out what you did to your back.

You think of these tiny and minor things (weeding, playing sports, etc) you’ve done and convince yourself that is why your back is hurting.  Usually those things you do hundreds of times and don’t give it a second thought.  However, now it is the cause of your back pain.

Next up is your doctor running a battery of tests to figure out what is “wrong” with your back.  Again, he’s convinced there is something wrong with your back, he’s telling you that and you’re telling your brain that.  Another layer of cement.

The x-ray comes back and nothing is wrong.  However, the MRI comes back and shows degenerated or slipped discs.  Finally a cause for this mind-numbing pain.  Right?  You don’t bother to ask the question “why does it not hurt ALL the time if I have slipped discs?”.  If you had done an MRI 6 months before, it would show those same degenerated discs.  However, 6 months ago you didn’t have the pain.  What the heck?

 

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