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Twisting/tilting/pulling in the body

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by melraph, Sep 17, 2021.

  1. melraph

    melraph New Member

    Hi there!

    I want to believe I have TMS! I've had bladder symptoms and OCD but for the last few months been struggling so badly with my body being twisted and tilted (pelvis) out of alignment. I had left SI joint instability for about a year (my back went out randomly and then couldn't recover 100%), then it's gotten worse and worse. Once my chronic bladder symptoms passed, my low back and pelvis became so twisted and tilted I feel like I'm being wrung like a wet cloth. I have burning in both hips, pulling in both groins and low back pain feeling like it's going to freeze or go out. I can feel my pelvis bones in my buttocks and feel like I'm not in the right places. I have leg burning and stomach tighness and mid back pain. Can actually pull the body out of alignment? I keep reading about pain but not so much physically feeling like your body is twisted and tilted and unstable etc (I have pain too though). I have tried chiros, Bowen therapy etc but nothing worked. My body feels broken and irrepairable :( I just turned 29 and am getting married soon but all this pain and contortion in my body is enough to make me give up my otherwise beautiful life. I'd love any advice or words of encouragement.

    Thank you, Melissa
  2. Pinkyandthebrain

    Pinkyandthebrain New Member

    I sometimes feel the sane and it makes me doubt its tms! Wish i could be more helpful. Hope we get some answers here
  3. TG957

    TG957 Beloved Grand Eagle

    Muscle spasms are not uncommon at all. One of the worst TMS symptoms that I had was dystonia - involuntary muscle contraction - along with severe neuropathy. Prior to that, I had an ongoing problem with SI joint for decades and went to the chiropractors on a regular basis to put it back in alignment. Quite interesting is that my SI joint stopped bothering me as soon as I developed dystonia in my hands, which per Sarno is a good indication that my problems were TMS. I have not been to the chiropractor with the SI problem ever since. I got rid of my dystonia and neuropathy by going full Sarno.
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  4. Ann Miller

    Ann Miller Well known member

    Hi Melissa,
    I too have a twisted, curved and tilted spine and pelvis and all the lovely leg length differences etc that come with it. In 2017 I had such an acute "back event" that it truly felt like I had no control or function in my back. SCARY stuff. I posted my recover story on the recovery page if you want to read the whole list of my issues, lol. I do know that as I healed and recovered, my back pain was the very last issue to resolve because it was the one structural thing that I was most attached to. It was just hard for me to get the image of my MRI's out of my mind and of course, every specialist and chiro just added to the belief that I am structurally unsound. I kept building belief slowly, doing one small thing, not having it cause an increase in pain necessarily, doing another small thing. I definitely and purposefully began exploring my emotions through expressive writing and felt my pain shifting around...this added more belief. On and on like that. Little by little.
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  5. hawaii_five0

    hawaii_five0 Well known member

    hi Melissa:

    I don't have a solution for you but if it helps, my main symptoms are instability feeling in pelvis/back and pain, and I am really convinced they are all TMS. I saw a "TMS doctor" - an osteopath named Harold Goodman who knows a lot about TMS and mind-body stuff and he said "your problem is 98% TMS". My symptoms have changed over the last 9 months, and vary quite a bit and are accompanied by other things that I never had before as well: tinnitus, excessive peeing, skin rashes - all coming about the same time, indicating to me it is a generalized nervous system issue. So I definitely think a "feeling of tightness and instability" can be TMS, in addition to pain. I had also been to chiros, numerous doctors, X-rays, MRI, PT, acupuncture - none of which gave any real explanation of why it is happening, or helped. My personal theory is that for some reason I am holding a tremendous amount of tension (the "T" in TMS) in that whole region (and even my quads feel incredibly tight most of the time), and that tension is causing the instability feeling and pain. Swimming is the only thing that really improves things, but that only lasts for a few hours. Dr Goodman is having me essentially follow Sarno's advice, really nothing different from that, to some degree simply repeating to yourself that you do not have a structural problem. Anyway, hope it help! Not alone.

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  6. Heavenly

    Heavenly Peer Supporter

    You’re getting married soon so that might be why you get these symptoms. You are probably busy making plans for the big day and anxious, nervous but super excited as well. I heard that excitement about happy event can cause TMS too. Find some time to relax and be present in the moment!
    Congrats :)
  7. Cactusflower

    Cactusflower Beloved Grand Eagle

    I have almost exactly the same symptoms. I feel for you, you are so young to go through all this. I found out about tms and then decided with a posture coach I was using to follow some of the ideas and see if it helped. My anxiety was so high. I'm not out of pain, I still have the postural distortions but tms work isn't hurting :) TMS coach Dan Buglio had similar distortions and healed. You can hear his story and see the photos here: https://www.danbuglio.com/11-years-of-pain (My Story - 11 Years of Pain — Dan Buglio - Your Pain Free Coach & TMS Expert)

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