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    Hi I recently became pain free from back pain thanks to Dr Sarno s Audio Book and learning all about TMS, I am back in the gym now and I am now experiencing Groin pain, this happened the last time I started back at the gym, I went to my GP and he sent me for a Scan as I had a hernia operation years ago (on the opposite side of my current pain) the scan was clear! This is exactly the same as then! Is this a possibility that this is TMS as there doesn't seem to be reference to groin pain in the Books or Audio Book! Please Comment on this as I value opinions, Thanks.
     
  2. Amber Murphy LCSW

    Amber Murphy LCSW TMS Therapist

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    First of all, congratulations on becoming pain free!

    It is quite possible that this groin pain is TMS. With your history, it may even be likely. However, it is always important to rule out the structural first. It is possible you could have injured yourself at the gym or elsewhere. The first step is to make an appointment with your GP and verify that there is not a structural injury. Once you have confirmed that you have not sustained a structural injury, you have a green light to start your TMS work.

    Remember, our brain can send TMS pain anywhere. It is searching for the symptom that is going to scare and preoccupy you. The groin may be an easy target for TMS pain as you once had surgery there (albeit on the other side) and may buy into the symptoms easier than other locations. It is not uncommon for a new symptom to pop up once we have defeated an existing one as the brain is seeking a new source of preoccupation.

    Once you have ruled out a structural issue, continue with your TMS work and you will beat this groin pain just as you did the back pain.


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