We've found that, generally, conditions associated with TMS fall into two categories — primary and secondary.

Primary Conditions present in the skeletal structure, muscles, nerves and/or tissues and are typically diagnosed by medical professionals as:

  • Back Pain (including herniated discs, slipped discs, degenerative discs and pinched nerves)
  • Neck Pain
  • Shoulder Pain (including rotator cuff issues)
  • Tendonitis ("tennis elbow" being one of the most frequently diagnosed)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lyme Disease
  • Ankylosing Spondylosis

Secondary Conditions present as:

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Gastrointestinal Problems (irritable bowel syndrome, spastic colon, etc.)
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Skin Conditions (Eczema, rashes)
  • Seasonal Allergies

You have likely been diagnosed with one or more of these conditions simultaneously or consecutively.

Ready to learn more? Please visit the diagnosis section.


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