Knee pain: Understanding the hamstring muscles

Back surgery, Knee pain, Muscle information, Piriformis syndrome, Repetitive strain, Restless leg syndrome (RLS), Sciatic pain, Scoliosis, Structural asymmetry

Knowledge is power. The better you understand the muscles of your knee the more empowered you will be to keep them out of pain. The last post discussed the quadriceps in the front of the thigh. The “hamstrings” are in the back of the thigh. Guys refer to them affectionately as “hammies” at the gym. […]

June 28, 2009

Back pain after surgery: Sally S.’s results

Back pain, Back surgery, Buttock pain, Hip pain, Jaw pain, Leg pain, Low back pain, Neck pain, Neuromuscular therapy, Shoulder pain

After four months of weekly Neuromuscular Therapy treatments in my clinic southwest of Boston, Sally began to respond. Symptoms gradually reduced in all of the muscles, tendons and ligaments in the lumbar spine and the muscles in the buttocks and hips. As time allowed, other treatments included the muscles of the thigh, and muscles along […]

March 14, 2009

Back pain after surgery: Treatment

Acute pain, Back pain, Back surgery, Buttock pain, Chronic pain, Low back pain, Neuromuscular therapy, Scoliosis, Surgery

If pain continues after surgery it may mean that the diagnosed source for the pain was incorrect. In such cases it is appropriate to treat the muscles rather than the spine. There may continue to be involvement of the spinal nerves from the compression of the vertebrae, in which case relieving the tension around the vertebral […]

March 14, 2009