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    New to the forum. I have been familiar with TMS since late spring. I bought into it as a last resort. After reading the book I actually felt as though I was making headway. Then after I decided to no longer pursue e injections, my pain started to amp up again and now is daily.

    Background- Backpain 2 plus years; MRI- L5-S1 mild compression with annular tear; injection x-ray showed facet joint arthitis same area. Two rounds of PT. Seeing a counselor and just started acuouncture,p.

    Lots of different opinions, most of which are not supportive of the TMS in its entirety. I feel like I am going alone.

    Is it normal in the healing process of TMS to get pishback pain?Even leaving over to lift the toilet lid in the mirning causes pain. My hip flexors are so tight.
     
  2. Alex Bloom LCSW

    Alex Bloom LCSW TMS Therapist

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    Hi, thanks for the question.

    It is indeed normal to experience some "pushback" pain as you begin to pursue the TMS approach to your pain. After deciding against the injections and feeling you are going it alone, it would make sense that there is some more internal uncertainty and pressure, especially if you have some doubts about weather or not your pain is actually caused by TMS. I would recommend trying to get in touch with a physician familiar with TMS, even if it is only through email, as having that perspective on your pain can be extremely helpful. If all the experts around you are doubting it, it can be very hard to feel like it is the right way to go. The good news is that as you say, you noticed some difference when you began reading. This is often one of the best indicators that you are dealing with a psychogenic rather than a structural issue. Having a physician confirm it can be extremely helpful.


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