Back and Neck Injury/chronic back

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Last question for you......since I have been diagnosed with chronic back pain.  I have also been having problems with PTSD due to military service in Iraq.   Do you think having PTSD has any affect on my chronic back pain issue.

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Dear Mark,

PTSD may very well contribute to chronic back tension and pain.

Please see this article:
http://somatics.com/pdf/Psychotherapy_and_Integral_Somatic_Education.pdf

and this item:
http://lawrencegoldsomatics.blogspot.com/2011/05/somatic-spiritual-practice-big.
for perspective (some terms you may not understand, but you'll get the essence)

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Lawrence Gold

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Experience

In practice since 1990. Two years on staff at a hospital Wellness and Rehabilitation Center. Success rate: approx. 95%+

Publications
Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, American Journal of Pain Management, Somatics: Magazine-Journal of the Mind-Body Arts and Sciences.

More complete listing of publications at http://somatics.com/gold.htm

Education/Credentials
Certifications (partial list): Hanna Somatic Education Dr. Ida P. Rolf method of Structural Integration

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