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Normal abnormalities?

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by avalon22, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. avalon22

    avalon22 Newcomer

    What did Dr. Sarno consider to be a "normal abnormality"?

    I have a 12mm protrusion in my L5S1 disc. Is this abnormal as in, able to cause pain structurally?

    Any help greatly appreciated.
     
  2. MindBodyPT

    MindBodyPT Beloved Grand Eagle

    Basically all herniated discs are considered normal abnormalities in the world of TMS.
    Lots of folks have recovered from their TMS pain who have large hernations, stenosis and countless other mri findings.
     
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  3. EileenS

    EileenS Well known member

    Read under Success Stories, "Four years pain free - My TMS Story" by Jwhitacre. I cringed when I read what was wrong with him, yet he recovered and is pain free.
     
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  4. Free of Fear

    Free of Fear Peer Supporter

    Something like 50% of adults have 'abnormalities'. They're normal.

    Remember, the brain produces pain, not the body. Without your upper brain, there is no pain (think anesthesia, which quiets the upper brain). No matter the state of the body and all the signals it's sending to the brain, if the brain doesn't produce pain, you won't feel it.
     
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  5. EileenS

    EileenS Well known member

    Free of Fear, Thank you for posting what has helped you the most. I took a look at the Peter O'Sullivan video and the Mycuppajo website as I hadn't heard of them before.
    On 'mycuppajo.com' is a quote I wish newcomers to this tmswiki site or anyone still stuck could read over and over, "I got curious about pain and being human, trying to understand it rather than to find the silver bullet that would fix me."
     
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  6. Free of Fear

    Free of Fear Peer Supporter

  7. avalon22

    avalon22 Newcomer

    Man, Dr. Schechter really f***ed me up by telling me my protrusion was causing the pain. Hearing that from a supposed TMS doctor can really do your head in. Ughhhhh
     
  8. Free of Fear

    Free of Fear Peer Supporter

    how's it all going?
     
  9. avalon22

    avalon22 Newcomer

    @Free of Fear it's going ok. Pain is worse even though I'm still taking the medication that was prescribed- I have a theory that since I am accepting that it is TMS the meds are no longer working as a placebo. I'm reading Steve Ozanich's book and trying to think psychological. I haven't had a lot of time to journal/do the program on here. I'm a stay at home mom.
     
  10. avalon22

    avalon22 Newcomer

    Also, my pain today reminds me so much of growing pains when I was growing up. It feels like a deep bone pain in my leg. Different than the normal sciatic nerve pain I had been experiencing. And I know Dr Sarno thinks growing pains are TMS!
     
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  11. Free of Fear

    Free of Fear Peer Supporter

    Your theory makes sense.

    I can't imagine dealing with this as a full-time stay at home mom! You are really dedicated and strong.
     

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