This web site was created to teach about mindbody concepts in illness especially Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS).

TMS is a common and treatable diagnosis for back, neck, arm, and other types of chronic but benign pain.

However, the treatment is unique in that the patient's awareness of the mindbody connection is crucial.

Healing comes from learning to connect emotions and pain while shifting focus from physical to psychological.

Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS)... What is it?

TMS Questionnaire... Do I have it?

Patient Healing Stories--Video... NEW

Interview with Dr. Schechter

Mindbody Medicine, in General

More about Dr. Schechter

Ordering Information--Home Program--INSTANT DOWNLOAD Option

TMS Research Results

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Schechter is a Board Certified Sports Medicine/Family Medicine Physician with a credential in Pain Medicine practicing in Southern California. Dr. Schechter has over twenty five years of experience with the TMS diagnosis, has treated over a thousand patients and published original research. While a medical student at NYU, he was a successful patient of Dr. John Sarno and Dr. Sarno's research assistant for a follow-up study.

This site was initially developed in 1997 by David Schechter, MD and by 1999 he began to develop educational materials for his own patients.

These educational materials have been purchased by thousands of individuals on this website and on Amazon.com.

Our feedback is that many are helped by self-study of the workbook, CD's and DVD, even without seeing Dr. Schechter in the office.

These same materials were used as an essential part of the treatment program for his 2007 published study in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine.

You may wish to tour the site by reviewing the highlights above and then following the buttons below to the other pages. If you're interested in exercise and fitness issues , there's a section for you, as well. If you're looking for a TMS doctor outside of California, see Other Doctors Treating TMS .

NOTE: Before considering any "self-treatment" of pain, be sure to have your problem evaluated by a local, appropriately trained physician who can ensure there are no serious diseases as the cause of pain.

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[Patient Stories on Video] Copyright, David Schechter, MD. All rights reserved. Updated 2011.