Discussion in 'Ask a TMS Therapist' started by Alan Gordon LCSW, Aug 29, 2015.
What I wonder is, IS the popping the result of the tension or the other way around!?
I believe the popping causes more tension, at least for me. That is why l decided to stop finding tender or painful areas, l think it reinforces the symptom
I am CONSTANTLY checking, re-checking, moving things around, stretching, popping, etc...part of my OCD and I know it is reinforcing, but I keep doing it! I'm better than I once was, I am faster at stopping myself, but I still do it. The OCD mind is the TMS mind, but I think the key lies in turning the focus elsewhere. But it seems the more I do that, the more the symptoms YELL, "PAY ATTENTION TO ME!!!". Like a child throwing a tantrum. I believe Alan Gordon spoke of this, and it is SO true.
The more I poke around at my problem areas the more they hurt after too.
So what's happening now with you? I have intense nerve pain from head neck in my entire trunk. Sounds like you. Has tms helped you?
Oh god..... the pops (literally) are the WORST man. I have had this for SO long. My body and I'm sure everyone has odd places that snap, crackle, and pop. Damn now I'm hungry lol. Anyways yeah back on topic, I feel like my mindbody focuses on these areas more than any other places. My knees and thumbs are the mega culprits. I get worked up feel a random click or snap and I'm like what the hell was that then all my attention shifts to that area. What if I have runners knee??? What if I have trigger finger?? what if I can't fix it????? why can't I move this without no friction????? When in reality I'm fine and then I start to hurt. This is how I started TMS. I think It is just a easy target for this and the mouth (TMJ) is by far the worst culprit. Whenever my jaw has problems I go into the but I can't eat that... oh man I had braces twice but my teeth are still ugly.... oh man can braces fix this??? Then in a few days of TMS combat I'm good to go and eating steaks and ribs again (yeah I wish I could afford those LOL) Anyways was just browsing around and struct a chord with me
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