John Stracks, MD
In the Fall of 2010 Dr. Stracks was a subject in a Chicago Tribune article called "Writing to Ease Your Pain," in which discussed the methods Dr. Stracks uses to help treat people with chronic pain. Dr. Stracks was also the co-host of the first TMS conference.
In the past, Dr. Stracks has held regular group discussion gatherings that allowed some of his former patients to discuss their treatment successes with other people with TMS/PPD. He calls these get togethers "booster sessions" and modeled them after the patient panels that Dr. Sarno used to host.
Q&A with an Expert Answers
Dr. Stracks has provided numerous responses the PPD/TMS Peer Network's Question & Answer program. He has responded to the following questions:
- Q&A: When should I stop taking pain medications during my TMS recovery?
- Can Allergies Be TMS?
- Explaining TMS to friends and family
- RSD and TMS?
- How do I tell the difference between injury (overuse) and TMS?
- Is it possible that the pain from diagnosed "degenerative facet disease" is really TMS?
- Is it possible that "trigger finger" is a manifestation of TMS?
- Does a diagnosis of "nerve impingement" definitely mean that my pain is structural?
Sustained Pain Reduction Through Affective Self-awareness in Fibromyalgia: A Randomized Controlled Trial
This study led by Dr. Howard Schubiner examined the effectiveness of "affective self-awareness" treatment protocol in patients diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. The participants were all women, and 46% reported at least a 30% drop in pain severity. The treatment used on these patients included journal exercises and mindfulness techniques. It shows that a "TMS treatment approach" can reduce pain in patients.
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