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Article in NY times

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by anasutana, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. anasutana

    anasutana New Member

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/new-help-for-back-pain-1448311243

    Did anyone else happen to read this article?
    I thought it was interesting that it mentions psychological therapy at the beginning of the article but never mentions it again.
    I realize tms healing doesn't necessarily require psychological therapy, it just seems like they are willing to admit there is a mental component, just not the same as the mental component we think about when we think TMS.

    Anyway, just thought it was interesting.
     
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  2. Tennis Tom

    Tennis Tom Beloved Grand Eagle

    Thanks for posting the article Anasutana. The relationship of the mind and the emotions to chronic pain, seems to be slowly filtering down into medicine. One line that stood out to me was the program's attempting to separate the mind from the body--versus Dr. Sarno's view that the mindbody are interconnected, and that the origin of the pain is in the mind and working it's way outward into the structures of the body. At least there is acknowledgement in the article, that the mind can work as a volume control for the pain. They're on the right track, but they're putting the cart before the horse.

    One slight correction, the article appeared in the Wall Street Journal, not the NY Times.
     
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  3. anasutana

    anasutana New Member

    Hi Tom! Thank you for your comment and your correction. Another thing that stood out from the article for me was that one of the patients mentioned that 'The point is how you live with it (the pain) because there may not be a fix'...how sad that the majority of people still believe that.
     
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