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Pelvic Instability/Pain Structural or TMS?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by Clairerub, Jul 30, 2022.

  1. Clairerub

    Clairerub New Member

    I had my daughter 9 months ago and had a very painful birth with a long time pushing( 3 hours). For two weeks after I had a ton of pain at my pubic bone, left hip, and inner groins and could barely walk (I had a really weird gait where I had to swing my left leg up and over). I went to the doc and was diagnosed with pubic symphysis dysfunction as well as Pelvic floor dysfunction (hypertonic).
    After several months of healing, chiropractor adjustments, PT, and acupuncture, I'm now a bit better but according to my chiropractor I just "keep coming out" of alignment. I have a rotated pelvis that doesn't seem to want to stay in the correct place. This causes SI, tailbone, and hip pain, along with some lingering pubic bone pain. The most worrisome symptom is the feeling that my left leg isn't correctly attached in the hip socket. It feels weak and unstable, and like it isn't in the correct place. I guess I'm just feeling lost and wondering if it could be TMS again somehow piggy-backing onto an old structural injury (shouldn't this be better by 9 months?!) I know TMS causes pain symptoms but can it cause a leg feeling out of place?
  2. Lavender

    Lavender Well known member

    Hello Clairerub and welcome to the forum. Saw some new medical terms in your post and have learned over the years that different specialists use different terms for similar ailments (or set of symptoms)
    Have you heard of a specialty called "pelvic floor specialists?" Another is "Uro-gynocologist." Can't guess if your condition is TMS related but lingering and worrisome pain might be playing a part physically.
    Congratulations on the birth of your daughter!
  3. Laura Haraka

    Laura Haraka New Member

    Have your symptoms improved? I had pelvic pain for 3 years. I am definitely misaligned as well. I do not go to a chiropractor anymore. With TMS tools I was able to heal. Let me know if you have any questions.
  4. Clairerub

    Clairerub New Member

    Hi Laura,
    No, unfortunately, I'm still the same. I'm seeing a PT who thinks I'm not getting stronger because my scoliosis got worse from pregnancy, which keeps my pelvis twisted. It's so upsetting. I'm getting to the point where TMS work is my only option but I'm still having a hard time with the belief for some reason. I'm also not sure how to move forward if I just focus on TMS> I've heard a lot of good things about journalspeak, but I also love Dan Buglio and he says it can make things worse.... just lost.
  5. Cactusflower

    Cactusflower Beloved Grand Eagle

    TMS work doesn’t have to start when you have 100% belief. Starting and doing the work and seeing how your inner landscape begins to shift is how you know it works. Many healthcare systems are beginning to offer tms-like mind/body programs because it helps patients who have medically treatable conditions too. All it takes is an open mind.
    Have you read a book by Dr. Sarno or tried one of the two free programs on this website?
    They are at tmswiki.org (scroll down). The pain program is similar to Alan Gordon’s Pain Reprocessing which is similar to Dan Buglio’s theories in some ways. The SEP which is longer, teaches various styles of journalling as well as many other skills. It is more emotionally based.
    Choose one, do them slowly even breaking up lessons into multiple days. They take you through the tms work, in slightly different ways.
  6. Laura Haraka

    Laura Haraka New Member

    Take the free assessment test on my website. It might help convince you that it is TMS. Let me know how you do.
  7. Clairerub

    Clairerub New Member

    Laura- I got 17/30. So prob significant but not that high... I think the most confusing part is that I do have pain but that's not my concern. My most significant symptom is feeling like my leg isn't correctly in my hips socket which makes me feel unstable and hard/unpleasant to do my very favorite activities like dancing and hiking. Do you think simply a strange feeling of rotation/pelvic misalignment can be TMS?
  8. Laura Haraka

    Laura Haraka New Member

    Hi Claire,
    I am obviously not a doctor. There are many situations where I have seen scans of people's spines being completely crooked and they do not have pain. TMS can happen to people even with structural abnormalities. Since you scored 17/30, TMS work would be a beneficial component of your healing process.

    How does it feel when you are not moving or standing? I am wondering if you have a learned response that movement is not safe.
  9. Laura Haraka

    Laura Haraka New Member

    Hi Irene,
    I am so glad that your friend is doing well. Chiropractic practices do give some people relief. If there is a mind-body component, then TMS recovery work becomes beneficial.

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