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Scoliosis referenced in TMS Books

I find it a source of wonderment that scoliosis in adults is assumed to be painful. Because the doctors don't have an alternative explanation for the pain, logic takes flight. Over and over the pain of TMS is attributed to some structural abnormality or a physical or mechanical process because the medical profession is not aware of the existence of TMS.

The following case history is typical. The patient was a woman in her thirties who had suffered recurrent attacks of back pain since her teens...Mild scoliosis, to which the pain was attributed, was seen on X rays. She was told her bgack pain would gradually worsen as she got older...On taking her history I learned that over the years she had experienced a number of episodes of tendonitis in the arms and legs, occasional pain in the neck and shoulders, stomach and colon symptoms, hay fever and severe headaches. A classic TMS patient...She...participated in the treatment program, and was soon pain free...It is clear that scoliosis was not the source of her pain since nothing in the treatment changed the scoliosis.

Medical Definition by Sarno

Scoliosis is a spinal abnormality that usually begins when a person is between ages 10-20. The abnormality affects most of the spine causing it to curves side-to-side. There is very little, it at all, pain in teenagers who have this, however there are times when the curvature is so severe that surgery is warranted [1].

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1. Sarno, John. The Mindbody Prescription. Warner Books: New York, 1998. pg. 74