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Please keep in mind that before treating any condition, including Bursitis, as TMS or PPD, it is vitally important to consult with your physician in order to rule out any serious medical conditions. To learn more about TMS and PPD, and to help you figure out if you have it, visit our An Introduction to TMS page and watch the video there. Some more guidance in figuring out if this approach is right for you can be found in the video at the top of our So You Think You Might Have TMS page.

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Bursitis and TMS Success Stories

  • Kelvin's story: This is a must-read story of Kelvin's in which he describes his 10+ years of back pain despite a laminectomy and L4/L5 fusion. He spent most of the day in a chair or in bed and could not spend more than 30mins in a car without severe pain. One day he accompanied his wife on her trip to her physician during which she complained of back pain. The doctor told them about Dr Sarno and TMS and within a month of reading The Divided Mind he was 80-90% better. Kelvin also suffered from Bursitis which cleared up after his recovery process started.

Bursitis referenced in TMS Books

The shoulder is a complicated joint and there are many things that may go wrong and cause pain. What I find most frequently is that the painful structure is a tendon passing above the bursa at or near the point of the tendon's attachment to bone. Hence, the cause of the pain is a tendonalgia, not bursitis, and like most tendonalgias, is due to TMS. Thus, both the anatomy and the pathophysiology are wrong in my cases of TMS when the pain is attributed to subacromial bursitis.

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