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The dreaded pain

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by Chaz1980, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. Chaz1980

    Chaz1980 New Member

    Hello all,

    I am gonna be honest this is all new to me and I am keen to utilise knowledge and skills to combat my dreaded pain. Here is a summary of who I am, my understanding and where I am at. Any user comments would be like gold to me.

    TMS experience - wife suffered severe back and sciatic pain as a result of 1st child. Had operation and injection but still pain remained. Through management and help from experts in TMS she is now able to manage her pain and we have welcomed a 2nd bundle in to our family, now 8 weeks old.

    My TMS and background;
    Moved from childhood home town 18months ago to new location, new teaching role and obviously a new recent addition to our family. Summer 2016 leg pain right hand side began and I put it down to a dodgy camp bed on holiday. Went to a Dr, Physio and chiropractor and began to read literature around TMS but dropped off as pain became minimal and returned to the business of work. Having had a long paternity leave over Christmas just gone, in the last two weeks have redeveloped sciatic pain in my right leg. My physical thinking puts this down to a gym session a week ago, however now believe this to be very much TMS related rather than physical as I am a phys ed teacher and also played five aside football on Friday (albeit with some varying leg pain.) I am about to go to the gym so how can this be a physical injury!?

    Previous pains - approx 3 years ago I went through periods of tennis and golfers elbow pain despite not playing or using a repetitive action in my right arm. As I reflect now I can't help but think this was the same and it's simply moved to my right leg.

    I have always been highly active and my current scenario is at its worst when I am walking. Yesterday I had to stop on regular occasions whilst walking home from a restaurant due to the pain. However, it is more manageable when I run...

    What are people's thoughts. Thanks for any help
  2. Chaz1980

    Chaz1980 New Member

    Note - my wife says her pain is recovered with some relapses and hers was also right side.
  3. MindBodyPT

    MindBodyPT Beloved Grand Eagle

    Welcome, Chaz!

    Sounds like you've correctly identified your pain as TMS. Great they your wife had successful treatment! Your symptoms change and are inconsistent and you didn't have an incident that would have caused a real injury. your symptoms also follow stressful events. If you want to be sure go see a TMS doc to rule out the less likely things but it sounds like TMS from your descriptions. I don't know of any structural injuries that would be better with running than walking. As a PT, for my patients with real structural injury, I wait until they are fully healed without much pain for them to run.

    Glad you found this site! Let us know how things are going, what's working for you, if you have any questions for people here.

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