Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS) and the Biopsychosocial Model

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Learn About Mind-Body Pain Conditions

People with Chronic Pain
Research has shown that stenosis, bulging discs, and arthritis are not what cause pain. In fact, you can take two people with the same structural abnormalities shown on an MRI and one will have pain and one will not. Why do you think that is? Why do millions of people with chronic pain not show current tissue damage?

What is TMS?

John Sarno, a professor of rehabilitation medicine at New York University school of medicine, has helped thousands of people in chronic pain that the medical community was not able to. His book Healing Back pain was a New York Times best seller, and his approach has cured thousands of people. In healing back pain Sarno speaks of a psychological condition that causes symptoms such as chronic back pain, fibromyalgia, and gastrointestinal problems. He calls this Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS).

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What Truly Causes Pain?

As a postural therapist, I have seen people come in who are structurally misaligned, yet have very little pain, and people whose alignment isn’t all that bad with a great deal of pain. This generates many important questions, such as “What truly causes pain?”

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