TMS sufferers can develop specific patterns of pain which are programmed reactions. Breaking into this 'event<->reaction <-> pain' progression can prevent pain.
Just as Pavlov conditioned his laboratory dogs to drool at the sound of a bell without the proper stimulus, ie food, so we can develop subconscious reactions automatically to unrecognized stimuli.
Common triggers for people with TMS are "the wrong type of chair/bed", pain on walking or pain on waking up, sitting for long periods/ driving, or using the computer.
- Dr. John Sarno talks about this and lists other common patterns which sufferers have in 'The Mindbody Prescription', Chapter 3 (Section entitled "Pavlovian Conditioning - Programming").
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