I experienced the…

I experienced the sudden onset of excruciating pain, 2-2-17 down the left upper back, left shoulder, arm & hand. The pain would move around within the area described. I sought help from a pain management clinic. Ultimately, I realized that the only help the clinic staff could offer me was narcotics for the pain. So I checked the internet for alternate methods of treatment, for relief. Physical therapy and yoga were prominently mentioned. I requested a prescription for PT at McCombs. The pain was episodic in nature and, by the time I started with Dr. Spencer McCombs, I had had 2 episodes of pain, separated by about 1 1/2 months, the first lasting 11 days, the second lasting 10 days. During the intake interview, Dr. McCombs was made aware, I suppose by my history, and my responses, that I was being influenced by a mind/body disorder, had a condition identified as TMS. He slowly began to teach me about the condition. I learned that it was possible for me to become pain free, through the acquiring of knowledge-and applying the principles taught. The therapy exercises, the treatments received, helped me immediately-started me on an awareness of my body parts and what was needed to improve my physical condition. I now exercise each day, using the skills and techniques taught to me. The hands-on therapy was exceptional. I am able to work, move and function in my life responsibilities with ease. And as a great bonus, I am prepared to work though pain. The experience at McCombs has been life altering for which I will be forever grateful!

Sue S.