What is Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS)?

Photo of clouds shows how Dr. John Sarno's treatments can help with relieving Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS).

Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS) is a condition that affects millions of people worldwide.

Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS) is characterized by chronic pain, often in the back, neck, shoulders, and hips, and is caused by the brain’s response to repressed negative emotions and stress.

Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS) was first introduced by Dr. John Sarno, an American physician who specialized in rehabilitation medicine. Dr. Sarno believed that many chronic pain conditions were caused by the brain’s response to psychological stress and repressed emotions.

Dr. Sarno observed that many of his patients who suffered from chronic pain also had underlying emotional issues that they had not addressed.

Multiple Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS) symptoms

Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS) symptoms can vary from mild to severe, and they can come and go unpredictably. The pain can be sharp or dull, and it can be localized or spread throughout the body. Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS) can also cause other symptoms, such as tingling, numbness, or weakness in the affected area.

Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS) is often misdiagnosed as a physical injury or condition. However, the pain and symptoms associated with this condition are not caused by a structural abnormality or physical trauma. Instead, they are a result of the brain’s response to stress and repressed emotions like anger and fear.

Treating underlying psychological and emotional issues

Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS) treatment involves addressing the underlying psychological and emotional issues that are causing the pain. Psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and stress reduction techniques such as meditation and deep breathing exercises have all been shown to be effective in treating Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS).

In addition to psychotherapy, physical activity can also be helpful in treating Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS). Exercise can reduce stress and tension in the body, which can help alleviate symptoms. Some sufferers have also found relief from alternative therapies, such as acupuncture.

If you are experiencing chronic pain and have not found relief from traditional medical treatments, Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS) may be worth exploring.

Speak to your healthcare provider about the possibility of Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS), and ask about referrals to specialists who have experience treating this condition.