Many people want to know, how can I decipher whether my health condition is a mind-body syndrome or a disorder for which I need to seek other medical help?
You should always see your doctor to rule out infections, fractures, cancer, tumors, and nerve compression before starting a MBS/TMS Program. This blog is for information only and no way intended to be a substitute for medical attention.
Experts in the field believe the following conditions are mind-body disorders:
Anxiety symptoms and/or Panic Attacks
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chronic Abdominal pain and Pelvic pain
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Colitis, Spastic Colon
Degenerative conditions like back and knee pain
Fatigue or Chronic fatigue syndrome
Foot pain syndrome
Heartburn, Acid Reflux
Insomnia or trouble sleeping
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Myofascial pain syndrome
Numbness, tingling and burning sensations
Obsessive-compulsive thought patterns
Post Traumatic Stress syndrome
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)
Repetitive stress injury
Tachycardia or low blood pressure
Temporo-mandibular joint syndrome (TMJ)
Tension & Migraine headaches
Trigeminal neuralgia, facial pain
Ulcer symptoms or stomach pains
As we age, all of us experience degenerative disorders. Interestingly, studies show that after the age of 65, both back pain and neck pain decrease. If pain were the result of degeneration in the body, pain would not decrease with age. It would continue to worsen.
Mind-body pain is in the mind and triggered by learned neurological messages. You have pain because you expect to have or anticipate pain. According to Dr. Schubiner, the pain you are most unaware of (hiding in the unconscious) creates the most pain. In the other direction, when you worry about pain and feel helpless about it, this anxiety causes pain.