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Andrew10-31

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Posted - 06/11/2017 :  11:19:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Can a person who has already had a spinal fusion with TMS still find relief according to John Sarno ?

weatherman

USA
180 Posts

Posted - 06/12/2017 :  01:41:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't know if he mentioned spinal fusion per se, but I know that in his books he's mentioned people who had "misguided" back surgeries that didn't really fix the problem, and that the TMS approach was the answer in the end. So having had a surgery doesn't seem to disqualify the TMS approach.

"Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement."
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altherunner

Canada
451 Posts

Posted - 06/13/2017 :  19:55:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dr. David Hanscom is a back surgeon turned tms doctor that writes a lot about spinal fusion in his book and on his website.
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tennis tom

USA
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Posted - 06/16/2017 :  10:18:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by altherunner

Dr. David Hanscom is a back surgeon turned tms doctor that writes a lot about spinal fusion in his book and on his website.



Hi Al, how things up in the great white North? Any snow up Port Hardy way? I think Dr. Hanscom's up in the Seattle area, I recommended him to a hotel reception person for a second opinion, with back problems up at Cowichan Bay.

Cheers,
tt/lsmft
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healingfromchronicpain

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Posted - 07/08/2017 :  17:44:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I haven't read Dr. Hanscom's stuff, but I'm very interested and will look into it. But I just wanted to share that I had spinal fusion surgery and the pain I had for 2 years after my surgery finally came down dramatically after I start addressing the mind-body connection. I'm still working on getting completely better, but I am convinced that I can get all better because I now know my pain is essentially TMS. As for the spinal fusion, I don't believe it has anything to do with my ability to heal my current chronic pain. The fusion surgery did get rid of the nerve pain and neurological loss I was experiencing in my arm, but it seems to have triggered my myofascial pain (i.e., TMS). If you're interested, I provide more details of my journey on my website: healingfromchronicpain.com.

But my point is, in my case, I've healed significantly using mindbody techniques even after having fusion surgery.

Good luck to you!


Healingfromchronicpain
(My story and journey are described at www.healingfromchronicpain.com)
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altherunner

Canada
451 Posts

Posted - 07/15/2017 :  19:35:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Glad to hear you healed! Tom - we had crappy rainy weather until 1st day of summer, now it's been hot and dry and lots of forest fires unfortunately. Cheers, Al
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Fox

USA
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Posted - 07/26/2017 :  11:15:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I had a two level spinal fusion for sciatica after two laminectomies (and many other physical treatments) did not work. The spinal fusion did not work either. I got more serious about reading and using Sarno's beliefs a few years later and I got rid of 90% of the sciatica. This relief has lasted for many years, so yes, TMS can work after a spinal fusion.
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