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Day 1 Let's Do This!

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by rberry, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. rberry

    rberry New Member

    I am a firm believer in Dr. Sarno's teachings and the concept of TMS because it completely healed my low back pain about 3 years ago. I was 37 years old and had dealt with low back pain at varying degrees since I was a teenager. I spent thousands of dollars on chiropractors, acupuncture, cortizone injections, PT, etc, etc, etc. You guys all know this - it seems like most of us have all gone through this process with little success - if any. I had some relief from these strategies but never long term.

    3 years ago I finally hit my breaking point. The pain was so bad that I was talking to surgeons and was ready to go under the knife. During one of those days where I didn't think I could take the pain any longer, I was listening to the Howard Stern show and he started to talking about this book called The Mindbody Prescription. I was absolutely desperate for relief so I gave it a shot. I devoured the book in 2 days and within a week or two, my pain was gone. It was a miracle. After years of pain, a 200 page book cured me and my low back pain has never returned to this day - 3 years later.

    About 3 months ago (just after turning 40 (possiblity of some rage there? I think so)), I was working out just as I do 4-5 times a week for a year or so when I heard and felt a pop in my upper right back by my shoulder blade. It felt weird but didn't stop me from continuing my workout and I didn't even think about it the rest of that day. The next morning I was in misery and I still am to this day. The pain radiated down my right arm as well so I knew this was a nerve issue, not a muscle spasm.

    Because of the "Pop", I didn't think TMS could be the culprit. I thought it was a physical thing that happened, so, what do I do, I go back to the chiropractor, the pain specialist, the acupuncturist, massotherapist, etc. After many treatments and prescriptions, I dug out my old Mindbody Prescription book and reread it. Once again, I felt the book was written specifically about me. How could I have not seen it earlier.

    Anyway, I am back to this page to go through this process again. I need to get back to being a full believer in this process and Day 1 is step one.

    Thanks to anyone that reads this.
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  2. plum

    plum Beloved Grand Eagle

    Reading and supporting my dear.
  3. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi, rberry. You healed before because of your belief in TMS so you just need to remind yourself of your previous success.

    We've all been conditioned by doctors to believe that only painkillers or surgery will cure us. This is changing as more people and doctors
    accept the TMS MindBody approach to healing. You just turned 40 and maybe that triggered a return of pain. We start to realize we are mortal. I am 86 and rarely thought of that until I turned 80. Now it's in my mind a lot, but thanks to TMS I am handling it, reminding myself there isn't a damn thing I can do about it. Enjoy each day and live in the present moment. There are lots of good videos on Youtube about living in the present. Here is just one of them.

  4. Ines

    Ines Well known member

    In Steve O's book the Great Pain Deception he says that cracking and popping are normal for the human body. If we do injure ourselves it should heal in a normal amount of time. Anything chronic is most likely TMS. Most people associate that pop sound with what caused their pain.

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