1. Alan has completed the new Pain Recovery Program. To read or share it, use this link: http://go.tmswiki.org/newprogram
    Dismiss Notice

Frustrated with a new TMS episode looking for reinforcement

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by tmsinfant, Jan 13, 2017.

  1. tmsinfant

    tmsinfant New Member

    I am new to this forum and posting my first thread. I have a history of TMS (a severe one) and was recently diagnosed with a rotator cuff tear. Of course I began to develop more symptoms shortly after that. I really wish I had never done the MRI (and the prednisone injection but oh well, live and learn). I am highly suspicious that TMS has just moved or re-upped due to another emotional issue however I believe it would be very helpful to connect with someone who has had this issue, get general support, or connect with a TMS doctor that may see patients via Skype. I live in NC and there is no one around here who practices TMS. I believe since I always question myself (trust issues and self doubt) that hearing from someone either professional or non-professional might help my subconscious to begin to release the strong hold over my shoulder pain.

    Thanks for any suggestions or support

    TMS Infant
  2. Andy Bayliss

    Andy Bayliss TMS Coach & Beloved Grand Eagle

  3. Ellen

    Ellen Beloved Grand Eagle

  4. tmsinfant

    tmsinfant New Member

    Yes I know Bruce Hill. He once was in Charlotte and I saw him for another issue back in 2008. He was wonderful. His specialty was rheumatology but of course he was really trying to treat TMS in an ortho clinic. About three years later he went back to residency to become a Psychiatrist. Last I heard he was still in Atlanta. Thanks so much for reaching out with the information though.
  5. Ellen

    Ellen Beloved Grand Eagle

    Thanks for the updated information. Looks like our TMS doctor list needs some updating.
  6. Tennis Tom

    Tennis Tom Beloved Grand Eagle

    Yup! May I also suggest that if you'll out there discover some other GOOD DOCTOR'S out there who are Sarno TMS savvy or understand the mindbody connection, that you mention them and they can be added to the practitioner's list. TMS physicians and therapists are very rare and an endangered species on the planet.
  7. kld03c

    kld03c Peer Supporter

    Hey there, I live in South Carolina and also had a hard time finding a local TMS doctor. I have family in Southern California and was able to add in a trip with a doc out there. The trip and spending a few hundred bucks was worth it. There's a newer TMS doc (Dr. Batson) in Nashville TN. Might be worth a trip to see her. As usual, the south is slower to adopt more progressive forms of treatment but I think it will make its way down here soon enough.
    Best of luck to you.
    Tennis Tom likes this.
  8. Tennis Tom

    Tennis Tom Beloved Grand Eagle

    Good news! Dr. Batson is already listed on this sites Practitioner's List. Actually, Tennessee has three TMS physicians, which is three more then my "enlightened" area has, San Francisco/Marin--which has NONE!


    Alicia B. Batson, MD (Physician)
    Dr. Batson is a TMS physician based in Nashville and heads the Center for the Treatment of Psychophysiologic Disorders, a new treatment practice for TMS. She has a background in internal medicine and psychiatry, which she was trained in at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Batson also has personal experience with TMS, overcoming ten years of physical symptoms using the mindbody approach. In her survey response, she writes, “Having experienced debilitating MBS/TMS symptoms myself for 10 years before finding help, I fully understand what my patients are going through and am able to guide them in their recovery.” Dr. Batson provides diagnostic, educational, and therapeutic services. (Source)

    Center for the Treatment of Psychophysiologic Disorders, PLLC
    2021 Richard Jones Road, Ste 340B
    Nashville, TN 37189
    Survey Response / Website

    Matthew McClanahan, DO, MA (Physician)
    Dr. McClanahan is an osteopathic physician working for CHI-Memorial’s Integrative Medicine Associates, in downtown Chattanooga. Among numerous interests including primary care and neuromusculoskeletal medicine – both of which he is board certified in – he feels that the critical factor is to make the appropriate diagnosis, whether a patient’s presenting symptoms are related peripherally to tissue damage, centrally to autonomic windup and facilitation of protective psychophysiologic nerve pathways, or a mix of the two. As he puts it, “Being both a generalist in primary care and a specialist in neuromusculoskeletal medicine, I’m attuned to the complexities of normal physiology and normal anatomy, in addition to addressing them both from a standard western model (labs, imaging, medications, etc) and from an osteopathic paradigm (manual medicine, injections [steroid and regenerative], when to refer for rehab/surgery, and when/how to determine that we treat causes rather than symptoms). When it comes to good medical care, looking at each patient’s unique, contextual experience and health is incredibly valuable, and often overlooked in the rush of the standard medical model. In the work I do looking internally, as much or more than fixating on externals, is the essence of holistic, integrative, or “natural” medicine, as true health always flows from the inside-out. There are no side effects from changing your brain!” (Source)

    CHI Memorial – Integrative Medicine Associates
    320 Main St. #200
    Chattanooga, TN 37408
    matthew_mcclanahan@memorial.org; matt.mcc.do@gmail.com
    Survey Response / [Website]

    Christopher Vinsant, MD (Physician)
    501 20th Street Suite 606
    Knoxville, TN, 37916
    (865) 546-8040
    Insurance Accepted: Aetna, Cigna, Healthnet, Medicaid, Medicare, Workers comp, Well Care, Humana, BCBS, Coventry, United Health Care, Wellpoint
  9. tmsinfant

    tmsinfant New Member

    Great to know, thank you for the information.

Share This Page