Tension Myositis Syndrome

Why The Site?

The main reason for creating this site is to help people with their back pain. 

I had an amazing personal experience with Dr. Sarno’s books and I feel I have a duty to share this with more people.

I know I suffered needlessly from TMS for years with back pain that came and went.  And I knew, in the back of my mind, that it was a stress induced pain.

The hardest part about tackling the back pain, for me, was getting to the point where I was willing to try anything, but didn’t want to go under the knife.

I am skeptical person at heart and the “touchy-feely” stuff doesn’t really resonate with me.  So, obviously I was very skeptical about the claims in Dr. Sarno’s books and from those I spoken to about it.

Getting Past It Mentally

The best decision I’ve made was opening my mind to the theories and saying to myself “I’m going to give this a sincere try”.   We all know the horror stories about folks having back surgery, spinal fusion surgery and other procedures and still having pain afterwards.

I can only imagine how frustrating that must be.  The worst part is this is almost equivalent to taking serious medication for a condition you DON’T HAVE.  All that happens is you destroy your kidneys.

With back surgery you shorten your “physical capability” lifespan.  Why take that risk without trying the mind first?

Doctor Or Weather Man?

Over the last several years that doctoring is about educated guesses vs. certainty.  Sure there are definitive tests (blood, etc) that can identify a condition you may have.

However, with back pain, we see a lot more of “Well, it seems like you have this…” – a slipped disc, pinched nerve, muscle spasms, etc.  Reminds you of a weatherman who may be right 2 out of 5 days per week.

Should it really surprise us that problems in the spine, which is directly connected to the brain, could originate in our mind?

Take That First Step

So I ask you, whatever physical event you believe caused you your back pain, forget it for now.  Forget the physical event.

Open your mind to the possibility that it may be caused by stress.  Just consider it possible to get past this pain with your mind.  Read Dr. Sarno’s books.

Remember, the more you convince yourself you have a physical problem, the harder it becomes to overcome it.

I welcome you to email me with your specific problem.  I’d love to talk to you about it, as even if I help one person with this site, it will be worth it.

As always if you have suggestions for our site, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

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