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THE PAIN IS DUE TO TMS NOT A STRUCTURAL ABNORMALITY

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by Richsimm22, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. Richsimm22

    Richsimm22 Well known member

    I was going through my 12 daily reminders today and I thought about this first one and I think its the most important one to believe. I thought about it for a bit and remembered an article I read long before I discovered John Sarno's work. The article is discussing structuralism and basically lots of stories and studies that debunk the myths of how important it is in the role of chronic pain.
    The article is written by Paul ingraham who is a science writer and talks alot about myths and quakery in health care. It was great to read it again and I think gives a real unbiased boost to support the structural abnormality myth.

    Here is the link and look out for the bit where it mentions our very own Dr John Sarno. :)

    http://saveyourself.ca/articles/structuralism.php
     
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  2. BruceMC

    BruceMC Beloved Grand Eagle

    Paul Ingraham certainly has it right about all the minor structural anomalies that PTs cite as the reasons for chronic pain. Of course, any profession is to a degree self-justifying, but to focus on minor variations in the human anatomy as the hidden causes behind pain syndromes seems to smack of a reductio ad absurdum. Of course, a pain patient must feel immensely relieved when a professional in a white coat tells them that all their pain is due to a bulging disk or a leg that's a bit shorter than its opposite leg. Just fix that one little thing and voila, the pain will magically disappear. This approach certainly does sell chiropractic adjustments and massage sessions to the unwary.
     

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