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    Hello. My name is Don and I read Dr. Sarno's book "Healing Back Pain" 7 years ago. 3 days after reading it, the last of my back pain was gone after 10 years of physical therapy, a 3 - level disecotomy, and countless medicines. Now I have a new problem. I have been very anxious and depressed for the last year. 6 weeks ago, I woke up and both my feet are numb. No pain. Just numb feet. I had an MRI. No pinched nerve. Diagnosis: Peripheral Neuropathy. I do not have Diabetes. It has not gotten much worse or better. Could this be TMS? Would it make my feet numb fro such a long time? Searching for answers... Thanks, Don
     
  2. Alan Gordon LCSW

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    Hi Don,
    It absolutely can be TMS. The thing about TMS is it can mimic any physical sensation in any part of the body: pain, fatigue, itching, numbness, etc. That being said, it's important to ensure that the symptom hasn't originated due to some pathological process in the body.

    Although there's a good chance that what you're dealing with is TMS, a catch-all diagnosis like that isn't sufficient to make this determination. I'd recommend consulting with a TMS physician and running the diagnostic tests by him/her. That's the best way to thoroughly determine whether you're dealing with TMS or something else.

    If there's no TMS physician in your area, find one, take a road trip or a short flight and see this thing through. Nothing is more worth your time and money than figuring this thing out, and consulting with a TMS physician is the best way to thoroughly do that.

    Alan


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