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Daniel L. Question about sciatica

Discussion in 'Ask a TMS Therapist' started by ashoo79, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. ashoo79

    ashoo79 New Member

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    I have Sciatica and its been two months I accept I have TMS. I am bending and not worried about hurting my back. can someone assure me I am not going to hurt my back or damage my nerve if I start jogging and running while still having pain because the moment i start walking i get flare up of burning needles and pins in my leg. What should I do to get rid of this pain plz help me
     
  2. Daniel G Lyman LCSW

    Daniel G Lyman LCSW TMS Therapist

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    TMS acceptance is great. That’s a huge part of the process for people, but before you do that you need to make an appointment with a doctor to get all of the necessary information about what’s going on with your body.

    First of all, Sciatica describes symptoms, not necessarily a specific thing that’s wrong with your body. It’s important to know if you’re experiencing symptoms without a structural cause. I strongly encourage you to go see a TMS doctor, if possible. Look here on the wiki and see if there is a TMS doctor near where you live. If there isn’t, then make you sure you go see a doctor and double check with them that there isn’t anything structurally wrong with you body. If they say no, then you’re good to go!

    Secondly, when you get that confirmation from a doctor, your job at that point is not to get rid of the pain, but to stop caring about the pain. Trying to get rid of the pain is caring about it, and that’s not going to work. Just go about your daily life, go for walks and whether the pain is there or not, choose not to care. It can be difficult for the TMS/OCD type brain to not care about something that is uncomfortable, but with practice, you can choose happiness in the face of something that doesn’t feel “right.”


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