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Reddog
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Reddog

New Member, Male, from New England

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  • My Story

    I had a lot of reservations about joining a pain forum discussion group. I've been dealing with this for 5 years and seen a few discussion sites. They always scared me. But I'm pretty stuck in my healing so here I am.

    First significant back injury was in 2011. Herniated by L4/5 in the gym. It was just downhill from there. I kept living like there was nothing wrong with me and I kept getting hurt. And each time I got hurt I came back at a lower level of function. Finally in January of 2013, after getting hurt in the gym again, I went to a "structural therapist" and wound up in the emergency room and out of work for three months.

    It was during that time out of work when I first read Healing Back Pain. And didn't buy into it. It's hard for me. I'm an outpatient orthopedic physical therapist with the education and mindset to boot.

    I never really recovered from the incident with the structural therapist and I've had several setbacks since.

    I returned to Healing Back Pain and re-read it in April of 2015. Started following David Hanscom after that. Read his book. Attended his week long course but stayed stuck in the same place.

    Found Steve Ozanich's book last spring and began reading it. I started to be a TMS believer. Just too many stories of healing out there not to believe. And, as more time went on I was becoming desperate for some relief and maybe a way back to a normal life. But like Steve said is so common, "I believe in TMS. Just not in my case." It just seems too easy. Too good to be true that I could be out of this pain, relieved from this fear, and that I could lead a normal life again.

    I've read all the Sarno books and Steve Ozanich's new book. I've been to see Dr. Gwozdz in New Jersey and I'm re-reading The Mindbody Prescription. And I'm still kind of stuck. So here I am.
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  • My Story

    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    New England
    Occupation:
    Physical Therapist
    Diagnoses:
    Back Pain. And then some.
    I had a lot of reservations about joining a pain forum discussion group. I've been dealing with this for 5 years and seen a few discussion sites. They always scared me. But I'm pretty stuck in my healing so here I am.

    First significant back injury was in 2011. Herniated by L4/5 in the gym. It was just downhill from there. I kept living like there was nothing wrong with me and I kept getting hurt. And each time I got hurt I came back at a lower level of function. Finally in January of 2013, after getting hurt in the gym again, I went to a "structural therapist" and wound up in the emergency room and out of work for three months.

    It was during that time out of work when I first read Healing Back Pain. And didn't buy into it. It's hard for me. I'm an outpatient orthopedic physical therapist with the education and mindset to boot.

    I never really recovered from the incident with the structural therapist and I've had several setbacks since.

    I returned to Healing Back Pain and re-read it in April of 2015. Started following David Hanscom after that. Read his book. Attended his week long course but stayed stuck in the same place.

    Found Steve Ozanich's book last spring and began reading it. I started to be a TMS believer. Just too many stories of healing out there not to believe. And, as more time went on I was becoming desperate for some relief and maybe a way back to a normal life. But like Steve said is so common, "I believe in TMS. Just not in my case." It just seems too easy. Too good to be true that I could be out of this pain, relieved from this fear, and that I could lead a normal life again.

    I've read all the Sarno books and Steve Ozanich's new book. I've been to see Dr. Gwozdz in New Jersey and I'm re-reading The Mindbody Prescription. And I'm still kind of stuck. So here I am.