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    I walk better, with less pain, but tilt quite a bit (maybe 20 degrees) to my right (away from the affected leg). Nothing structural has been found, other than "lots of arthritis in the back." I endeavor to walk upright, and get the comment "You look stiff." Is this something that's supposed to dissipate with the Sarno method?
     
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  2. Alex Bloom LCSW

    Alex Bloom LCSW TMS Therapist

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    Hi, thanks for the question.

    There are many people who have arthritis yet do not suffer from pain or compromised functionality. TMS can definitely manifest itself in the ways you are talking about so it is definitely possible that taking that approach. However, it is important when you have a clear diagnosis of arthritis or something similar to make as sure as you can that it is in fact TMS. I would recommend contacting a Physician that is familiar with mind-body syndrome issues to see if what you are dealing with is enough to explain your symptoms. You can find a list of physicians here on the website.


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  4. swamitommy

    swamitommy New Member

    A TMS Dr told me I am a TMSer. I didn't ask him specifically about the tilt. I'm wondering when Dr Sarno (on p. 67 of Mindbody Presctiption) writes that tilting is common when the lumbar paraspinal muscles have been the major site of activity, is he giving a physical diagnosis which calls for a physical treatment? If that's the case, then maybe I need a hybrid approach--of TMS plus.
     

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