Q&A: Can I use the TMS approach with acute (short term) symptoms?

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My symptoms started suddenly, I have only experienced back pain for three weeks. I have seen my doctor and had an x-ray, which was normal. Does being such a relative newcomer to pain disqualify me from attempting the Dr. Sarno cure?

Answer by David Schechter, MD

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With a normal x-ray, three weeks of back pain, and a doctor's reassurance that the pain appears to be from a 'strain' or benign in nature, using the self-reflection, emotional survey, etc. of the TMS model are highly appropriate. Worry perpetuates pain, positivity enables healing. Thinking psychologically is the route to relief...


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