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neck pain and hypertonic muscle in neck is tms related?

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by yuanapply, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. yuanapply

    yuanapply New Member

    please help me.

    i have neck pain and hypertonic or tight muscle in my neck for months.

    can this be tms related? help me
  2. Forest

    Forest Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hello, yuanapply. Only a TMS doctor can make the TMS diagnosis, but my opinion would be that this could definitely be TMS. I had an awful lot of neck pain when my TMS was bad and a lot of tight muscles as well. Neck pain is one of the classic manifestations of TMS and I would be surprised if it wasn't common for chronically tight muscles to be a common symptom of the condition. Perhaps you could reach out to Hasanna Fletcher, LMFT, for a referral to a TMS doctor in the area.
  3. yuanapply

    yuanapply New Member

    I really appreciate your help. I am lonely painful scared and can't sleep. I don't know what is going on.

    I am seeing a doctor tomorrow. Is there any chance you will be available for a quick call? My email is yuanapply@gmail.com

    Please help me.

  4. Gigalos

    Gigalos Beloved Grand Eagle

    It is always good to see a doctor if you are uncertain about symptoms. Forest is completely right, it is a classic manifestation, one that I have personally experienced. Hope this makes you a bit less scared. I know how painful and frustrating it can be, but be confident that you can recover from it if you approach it as TMS (of course first let the doctor diagnose you); Forest did, I did and lots of people here did. Wishing you well and take care.
  5. yuanapply

    yuanapply New Member

    I really appreciate. The pain has taken all my life and move from my back to neck and shoulder. The muscles are hypertonic in neck. I will see doctor tomorrow.

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  6. North Star

    North Star Beloved Grand Eagle

    Yuanapply, fear not…it is very likely that your neck is just fine. But it is good that you're getting it checked out.

    Having a tight neck and shoulders has plagued me for YEARS. TMS knowledge has been BY FAR, the most helpful treatment. Remember that the T in TMS stands for TENSION.

    Please let us know how your doctor appointment goes. :)
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  7. yuanapply

    yuanapply New Member

    Thank you. My mri are normal.
    But the muscles behind my ears are so tight and they pop out if you know what i mean. Have you recovered?

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  8. North Star

    North Star Beloved Grand Eagle

    I have some days where I'm almost pain free. My shoulder and neck are better but pain pops up in different places so I try to keep a cool head and remind myself that this is more proof that I am dealing with TMS. There have been many many days over the past several years when my range of motion was severely limited with my neck so believe me…I understand the pain you're experiencing. Focus on healing from TMS and I can promise you….your neck will get better.
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  9. Eric "Herbie" Watson

    Eric "Herbie" Watson Beloved Grand Eagle

    yuanapply welcome aboard. It will be very beneficial for you to stop worrying ok, this worry is what's feeding the pain. Stop the focus on the body too ok, that is just reinforcing your pain too. Have you heard of the SEP. It's a great program that can help you heal and we will all be here to give you advice and help you along.
    Bless You


    Here is a lady named Claire Weekes that will be very beneficial to you also;

    These audio recordings of Claire Weekes have gotten me through a lot

    Part 1


    Part 2


    Part 3


    Part 4

  10. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    I watched the first of these videos and they sure are reaffirming on how to overcome anxiety.
    I've copied and pasted them for future reference and will watch them all.
  11. yuanapply

    yuanapply New Member

    I indeed have tms. Not sure how to get over it. Using the structured program now. It is still painful.....

  12. Forest

    Forest Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi yuanapply. The best first step is to buy and read (and reread and reread) one of Dr. Sarno's books. Personally, I think that his Healing Back Pain or The Mindbody Prescription are the best places to start. You can download them via Kindle on Amazon today if you like.
  13. Forest

    Forest Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi @yuanapply,

    It was nice talking to you just now, and I wish you very much the best. I was thinking that something else that you might want to do is the TMS Recovery Program here on the wiki:
    It was written by a therapist who recovered from his own TMS.

    Here's the video about my own recovery that I said I would send:

    The following list of RSI success stories may includes the stories that I used when I healed:

    Best of luck in your recovery and please keep posting updates so we can hear how you are doing.
  14. yuanapply

    yuanapply New Member

    Thank you very much. This means so much to me.
  15. Forest

    Forest Beloved Grand Eagle

    I'm glad it helped. How are you feeling now? We'd love an update.
  16. yuanapply

    yuanapply New Member

    I am still have pain in neck and limited range of motion.

    Also i just discovered i have been abused at home for many years. So hard to get over....

  17. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    Discovering that repressed emotion that you were abused at home for years can
    lead you to becoming free of all pain.

    Maybe think on it and then forgive, them and yourself.

    Forgiveness is a major key to healing.
  18. yuanapply

    yuanapply New Member

    Thank you. I will keep working on it.


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