Please keep in mind that before treating any condition, including Hip Pain, as TMS or PPD, it is vitally important to consult with your physician in order to rule out any serious medical conditions. To learn more about TMS and PPD, and to help you figure out if you have it, visit our An Introduction to TMS page and watch the video there. Some more guidance in figuring out if this approach is right for you can be found in the video at the top of our So You Think You Might Have TMS page.
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Hip Pain and TMS Success Stories
- Redskater and Carolyn mention recovery from hip pain in this thread.
- Cavbalto's Success Story: Cavbalto talks about her return to activities such as biking, hiking, running, driving, sitting for extended periods.
- Author Marshall Glickman said that "Last winter I was stricken with near-crippling lower-back and hip pain, which I initially attributed to a combination of basketball and hours of shoveling heavy snow. For more than a month, getting out of bed each morning was a painful, arduous affair that could take anywhere from 20 to 45 minutes. As the day wore on I would improve somewhat but was still unable to sit in a chair, let alone exercise, do yoga, or contemplate cross-country skiing or playing hoops. I sought help from doctors, chiropractors, massage therapists, physical therapists, and an acupuncturist. While acupuncture was very helpful, my long-term cure came from Dr. John Sarno's book Mind over Back Pain. In it, Sarno clearly explains how the vast majority of back, neck, and shoulder pain is caused by stress. The pain I felt wasn't imaginary or psychosomatic in the sense that there weren't actually physical symptoms, but the cause of those symptoms (the result of restricted blood flow to my lower-back region) came from not processing my emotions as emotions. My back took the brunt of what my mind wasn't fully able/ready to accept."
- Jenny's Success Story: Jenny would have chronic pain in her upper hip that was so bad it would wake her up at night. She had several X-Rays taken, but they were not able to find the source of the problem. She began doing the writing and meditating techniques suggested by Dr. Schubiner and her pain quickly subsided.
- Krista's story: Krista suffered from pain in her hips and was diagnosed with a herniated disk. She could barely walk/sit without pain killers. She tried anti-inflammatories, epidural steriod injections, acupuncture, and physical therapy. She read books about back exercises, tried special back pillows, and ice packs. Ultimately, she felt the need to take pain killers daily to function. She thought surgery was inevitable until she was told about Dr. Sarno and TMS. After reading The Mindbody Prescription she instantly started to feel better and soon after started to train for and compete in triathlons.
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