Chronic Back Pain Is All In Your Head, If You Have TMS

While millions of people around the world battle to find ways to combat chronic, neck, back, and shoulder pain, according to some medical professionals, the pain could simply be “all in your head.”

For example, Dr. John Sarno from New York, — who has written numerous books on the subject, including Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection and The Mindbody Prescription: Healing the Body, Healing the Pain — claims that a condition called TMS is the cause of the majority of undiagnosed back pain, a condition which originates in the mind — specifically the “sub-conscious” mind.

TMS stands for Tension Myositis Syndrome, and while it is not generally accepted in mainstream medicine, it does have the support of some doctors as well as millions of people around the globe.

According to a recent Huffington Post report, TMS is a psychosomatic illness causing chronic back, neck, and limb pain which is not relieved by standard medical treatments.

Dr. Sarno’s theory is, in part, that the pain is a type of unconscious “distraction” to aid in the repression of deep unconscious emotional issues, which are channeled instead in the form of ongoing pain to the areas of the body mentioned above.

According to Sarno, his system can help patients to become aware of what is subconsciously upsetting them, and therefore causing them all the pain. When the symptoms are seen for what they are, the symptoms then serve no purpose, and in many reported cases, go away.

There’s little question in many people’s minds that TMS is the cause of their chronic pain, especially once they experience the positive effects of releasing pent up emotions, anger, and worries through therapy.

If you suffer from chronic back pain and are searching for an alternative solution, why not search for “Dr. John Sarno” on the internet for useful links and resources.

His range of books, as well as other authors who write on the same topic, are widely available, and could spell the end to your chronic back pain once and for all.