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What is Arthritis?

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by Tennis Tom, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. Tennis Tom

    Tennis Tom Beloved Grand Eagle

    pspa, Yesterday at 8:38 PM

    "Obviously I have no knowledge of Tom's particular case, but as a general matter don't TMS doctors and other authors identify arthritis as a TMS symptom/equivalent? I am pretty sure I saw that in Steve Ozanich's book if not one of Dr. Sarno's?"
    Sometimes yes & and sometimes NO! After attending "ARTHRITIS WEEK" at a fancy schmantsy fat farm in AZ. a few years back, ( by the end of the week I could hardly wait to race out of there--they had a "sleep-disorders-center", it was the early days of a new dis-ease: "sleep-apnea", needed to fill expensive beds, and wanted to get me to "sleep-over" for another week.)

    I learned that "arthritis" was a hodge-podge conglomearation of at least a hundred dis-eases. They have no idea what causes it, how to treat it or how to cure it. Rheumatology was founded as a specialty, and the the rheumy dox were handed "arthritis'es" by default. I did learn that rheumatism was a much more severe disease that got lumped into the purview of the rheumatolgists. There were three or four arthritis-expert docs there, who had all written books. The doc who wrote the book popularizing glucoseamin chondroitin-- which has since been debunked--was also there, a very likable guy. I probably swallowed a 30 gal garbage can full of glucosamin-chondroitin by the time I threw all my supplements out. I did win the resort's tennis tournament, and have the t-shirt to document it. They did have underwater treadmills in their pool which was cool, and the food was really good!-- you were guaranteed to lose 5 lbs. a week no matter how much you ate. Would go back there--but not to cure anything--maybe they'll give me a free week if I lead a TMS week.
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  2. pspa

    pspa Well known member

    Echoing what Tom says, it's very hard for me to believe -- as modern medicine will tell you -- that tens of millions of people have a sleep disorder requiring a drastic intervention. Indeed most sleep doctors will tell you that the problem remains underdiagnosed. It just seems contrary to common sense, although admittedly I have no real knowledge here.

    Like chiros, there now seems to be one of those diagnostic sleep centers on every corner. Well, not quite, but still they are pervasive.

    And I wonder how many people go for a sleep study and are told they are fine, that they don't need CPAP.
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  3. ss02

    ss02 New Member

    Interesting about arthritis. I have had bad hip pain for two years. My Mri shows two herniated discs - one large pressing on my s1 nerve root. My doctor said that's the reason for my hip pain. My neurologist said no. My orthopaedic surgeon said it is because I have mild arthritis in my hip as shown on an X-ray. He told me I need to lose weight and swim and I will feel better. I am 5'6 and 130lbs, so not overweight and never have been. I'm 45 years old. So I believe arthritis or pain that doctors attribute to arthritis, could be TMS. I also think arthritis is a diagnosis given when nothing else fits.
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