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Alex B. Chronic tooth pain

Discussion in 'Ask a TMS Therapist' started by Guest, Nov 2, 2016.

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    I am an artist in my 60's with chronic tooth pain (useless root canal and extraction). What is the most SIMPLE way to proceed? I am really ready to dive in, but want to make the right choice.

    Gail
     
  2. Alex Bloom LCSW

    Alex Bloom LCSW TMS Therapist

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    Hi Gail! Thanks for the question.

    While seemingly straightforward, it is a big question indeed. How to begin? Well I think you have certainly found yourself at a very good place for beginning, the TMS wiki and forum. As far as something nice and simple I would say just start here with an introduction.

    The first step is to try and determine if what you are dealing with is a mindbody issue or not. Now it sounds like you have an initial structural issue (the root canal and extraction) but perhaps there is more at issue here. If you've been told that your pain doesn't make sense or that it shouldn't be as potent as it is, you may want to start looking deeper in the content here and perhaps start with one of the "founding fathers" Dr. Sarno. I started with Healing Back Pain and many of clients have found this book very helpful for starting their journey.

    Take a look at these resources. Educating yourself about TMS the simplest way I know to get started!


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  3. Tennis Tom

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    Good point, bears repeating.
     

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