Symptoms Commonly Affected By
Psychophysiologic Processes

The more symptoms you have, the more places in your body they’re located, and the more variable they are in severity over time, then the more likely they are to have PPD as a contributing factor.

Chronic pain symptoms

Tension headaches
Migraine headaches
Back pain
Neck pain
Knee pain
Patellofemoral syndrome
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome
Chronic abdominal and pelvic pain syndromes
Chronic tendonitis (in any joint)
Piriformis syndrome
Repetitive strain injury
Foot pain syndromes
Myofascial pain syndrome

Autonomic nervous system disorders

Irritable bowel syndrome
Interstitial cystitis (Irritable bladder syndrome)
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)
Inappropriate sinus tachycardia
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (Complex regional pain syndrome)

conditions often present in patients with ppd

Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Eating disorders
Substance use disorders

other symptoms

Some patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), (aka Myalgic Encephalitis or Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease*)
Paresthesias (numbness, tingling, burning)
Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Globus sensation
Burning chest pain (resembles acid reflux)
Difficulty breathing
Chronic cough
Spastic dysphonia
Chronic hives
Hypersensitivity syndromes (to touch, sound, smells, foods, medications)

* Systemic exertion intolerance disease has been identified by the Institutes of Medicine as an organic disorder. There remains controversy about this disorder and its relation to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

PPD does NOT include:

Rheumatoid conditions


Since structural disease processes can also cause the symptoms on this list, it is important to first rule out serious medical conditions with your doctor. Ask your doctor if it’s safe for you to pursue conservative, emotional therapy-based treatment before proceeding with the treatment for PPD.

There is hope

Despite the discomfort and serious nature of these symptoms, PPD does not damage your organ tissue or body structure and you no longer have to settle for just managing your chronic pain or other symptoms. Psychophysiologic Disorders are BENIGN and CURABLE!

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