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    Have been reading and studying tms material for some 20 years have low back flare up at the moment. Have fissures and mild bulges at l4 and l5 not herniated. Diagnosed in past with Illiolumbar ligament strain. Have had mid back trouble as well. I have always been anxious, depressed and over reactive and very active. Tend to hurt myself but then will not heal. 20 years ago I was Down and out for years and dr sarnos book healing back pain helped more than anything and got me back to working out again. I have extreme trouble with the fear of being disabled to point of being shaky. Flare ups come and go but have bad one now fear I can't make or back up. Don't know what I'm even asking just reaching out my name is jay. Thanks for any feed back.
     
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  2. Derek Sapico MFT

    Derek Sapico MFT TMS Therapist

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    Hi Jay.

    Sounds like you could use a little hope and encouragement right about now.

    TMS recovery is different for everybody. Some people are able to read a Sarno book, get rid of their symptoms and never look back. Most have a longer and more bumpy story of recovery. Getting symptom relief is often a matter of finding the right amount of confidence and keeping a healthy perspective.

    Also, understanding the relationship between your anxiety, depression, and pain is an important part of long term success. If you learn to tend to your anxiety more effectively with the knowledge that it is the fuel for your pain symptoms, then your symptoms will decrease.

    Use whatever resources possible including the wiki, books, or a therapist who understands these concepts. It's your health and happiness and nothing is more important.


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