Sciatica relief checklist Part 1: Corrective actions and treatments

Back pain, Buttock pain, Chronic pain, Healing, Low back pain, Neuromuscular therapy, Pain relief, Sciatic pain, Stretches, Stretching (Active Isolated method), Structural asymmetry, Understanding pain

When sciatica type symptoms get the better of you and nothing you do seems to make it better, here is a guide, a checklist for suggested corrective actions and treatments. (Synthesized from my 19 years as a Neuromuscular Therapist in the Boston area and from the medical text by  Drs.Travell and Simons, Myofacial Pain and […]

June 21, 2010

Arm and hand pain: Pectoralis minor entrapment

Arm pain, Backpacks, Chest pain, Hand pain, Nerve entrapment, Shoulder pain, Stretches, Stretching (Active Isolated method)

Entrapment by the pectoralis minor muscle can block blood and nerve flow to the arms causing pain, tingling, numbness (dysesthesia) and unusual sensations (parasthesias). The pectoralis minor’s very strong tendon overlies the brachial plexus of nerves and the axillary artery that make up the neurovascular bundle that serves the arm. When the muscle is tight […]

May 21, 2010

Arm and hand pain: Stretches for tennis elbow

Arm pain, Buttock pain, Elbow pain, Muscle information, Pilates, Stretches, Stretching (Active Isolated method)

The hard-hitting repetitive moves of tennis cause pain at the lateral epicondyle of the elbow. The pain comes from one or both of two muscle sources, the supinator muscle and the extensor muscles of the hand and fingers. Effective stretching using Active Isolated Stretching methods is an important treatment for maintenance, prevention and pain relief. […]

May 3, 2010