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Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by Mala, Sep 27, 2019.

  1. Mala

    Mala Well known member

    Hello again. Its been a while since i was on the forum but I'm back & any help or advice regarding my issues are most welcome.

    For the last 3 years, things were gd & both my pelvic & back pain were gone to the extent that i was a happy productive human being working with various dog charities around the world & also working out physically doing yoga, zumba, aerobics etc.

    Then in April this year I was in Mauritius & I had a most nasty fall in the bathroom. I slipped, land on my back first & then hit the back of my head on the step behind. I was dazed mainly by the sound of my head hitting the tiles & first & foremost my concern was for my head. The head started to swell almost immediately but since there was no dizziness or vision impairment my husband decided it wld be alright to take some pain killers & I lay in bed for the rest of the day under his watchful eye. The swelling was bad & the head sore & I took more painkillers but carried on with our holiday. the swelling eventually subsided after about a week & the soreness disappeared eventually.

    Fast forward to June & I feel a dull pain in the lower left side of my back after bending over. The pain doesn't go away & gets worse. Then my left knee swells up & my left bunion acts up. By August I was in bad pain. My gait was affected, I couldn't walk properly so I had hip & lower back MRI done. Hips were fine but back came back with the following. Pls see attached.
    I am treating this as TMS & try to do things normally but each day the pain gets worse. I was given anti inflammatories but I get tummy upset so just sticking to Panadol. Mornings r excruciating as the pain goes from back to knee in spasms.
    What bothers me is that if it’s TMS & I’m treating it as such why isn’t the pain lessening or going away. Ij ust turned 61 & was wondering if age plays a factor in TMS.
    Thank u.

    Last edited: Sep 27, 2019
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  2. Celayne

    Celayne Well known member

    It sure sounds like TMS to me, since you hit your head but the new problems are elsewhere in your body.

    Age is a factor in TMS, particularly emotions surrounding aging, such as fear of aging or anger at it. I am turning 63 soon and can attest that these things can be a factor.
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  3. Celayne

    Celayne Well known member

    PS. Are you familiar with Nicole Sachs? She has a book out and a website, YouTube channel. She was diagnosed with spondylothesis (sp?) at a very young age and has been completely pain free for (I’m guessing) 20 years or more.
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  4. Mala

    Mala Well known member

    Hi Celayne. Thx for the response. I did actually land on my back first quite hard but I think the pain was more on the head so my priority was that.

    Yes I have heard many of Nicole’s podcasts & her story & she’s very gd.

    I guess what I’m trying to ask here is whether conditions like arthritis & other inflammatory diseases which occur more as we grow old r ever a valid reasons for pain.

  5. Mala

    Mala Well known member

    I just ignored the pain & did a jiggy dance with my dog. Now the nerve pain has intensified . Shld I worry?

    Thx Mala
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  6. Celayne

    Celayne Well known member

    Sometimes pain will increase as you do the TMS work. The key with TMS healing is to not fear the pain. I have found that being able to sit with a sensation, to watch it in a spirit of friendly curiosity, it will often diminish or dissolve entirely. Look at the lesson on Somatic Tracking in Alan Gordon’s Pain Recovery Program on this site. It’s free and the whole thing is the best resource I have found on TMS healing.
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  7. Mala

    Mala Well known member

    I looked at Somatic healing thx.

    I don't know why but this time round im finding it difficult to believe this is TMS whereas previously the belief was v strong. I am ignoring the symptoms. I am bending even though my back is sore & my knees are swollen.

    I have creaking & snapping everywhere in my joints. And there is visible swelling which is frightening in my lower back

    I am going out as well but the intensity of the pain is too much & I pay for it dearly. So the anxiety levels have increased.

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  8. Mala

    Mala Well known member

    Sorry my anxiety abt the pain is going thru the roof.
  9. Mala

    Mala Well known member

    Dear all. I am treating my pain as TMS & doing the work. Every time I increase activity a bit, the pain gets worse but that I know is part of the process. The night time was particularly bad yesterday as I would wake up sweating & nauseous with pain.

    Yesterday I met with a back specialist. The reason is that my GP who recommended the MRIs wanted me to see an ortho. He was very nice & looked long & hard at the images. He said that my very arched hyperlordotic back was possibly aggravating the spondylolisthesis more than it wld in a not so arched back.

    Although he said conservative care for moment, surgery may be necessary later.

    Any thoughts on this diagnosis.

    Many Thx

  10. Celayne

    Celayne Well known member

    I don't know, I'm not a medical professional. But, I know that some orthopedists have stopped doing back surgeries because they are so ineffective in curing pain. I believe Dr. Schubiner, who has written a lot about TMS, is one of them. The pain might stop in the place that you had surgery on, but the symptom imperative will make pain appear somewhere else, because the cause of the pain was not physical, but psychological. I'll try to find links or resources for you.

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