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Daniel L. Coping with back spasms

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    Muscle spasm:
    Hi, i am experiencing really bad muscle spam in one small part of my upper back.. Its that bad its dropping me to my knees. It just hits me out of know where and impacting on my life i.e walk, bend, drive, toilet. It started in the morning (today), i had small back pain when going bed last night. Happening every few minutes if i don't lye down. I am a full TMSer, read all books, videos, seen therapist, basically know my stuff and have beat many TMS symptoms. I never had such an acute attack and not sure what to do? yes the pain/spasm is psychological induced but the spasm is real, my wife said she can see it on my back. I can't really function now. Should i use heat treatment and a remedial massage to unlock this muscle? to get me back on my feet or be patient and apply TMS treatment i.e mindfulness, journal etc... I tried doing normal actives but it keeps dropping me to my knees. I even washed my car whilst the spasm when nuts. I am being positive, not allowing fear, anxiety or hopelessness (i am in a really good place, actually laughing at it) just not sure what to do?? is it possible to be actually physical induced?
     
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  2. Daniel G Lyman LCSW

    Daniel G Lyman LCSW TMS Therapist

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    I don’t say this with everyone, but in your case, I want you to do both physical and psychological interventions. If massage makes you feel better, then go for it. If heat treatment helps, then go for it. Sometimes we can be too hard on ourselves to be purists to TMS, when it’s also healthy to just be nice to yourself physically.

    If you absolutely can’t do normal activities, then go easy on yourself. If you can take it easy and not obsess about the symptoms, then you’re fine. If you find that you only obsess about your symptoms when you give yourself some down time, then it’s best to stay busy with as many normal activities as you can.


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  3. Toprale

    Toprale New Member

    having the same exact problem...
    spasms send me to the floor...
    Have you gotten any better?

    Ale
     

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