Low back and butt pain: The case of Sidney K, Part 2

Back pain, Buttock pain, Groin pain, Hip pain, Low back pain, Muscle information, Neuromuscular therapy, Piriformis syndrome, Understanding pain

This is Part 2 of a case study. If you missed the beginning, go back to the previous entry. Sidney K. responded well to two Neuromuscular Therapy sessions on the muscles of her low back and buttock in my treatment center near Boston. In the third treatment with her body calmer, emerged what I am […]

November 2, 2009

Sciatica, piriformis syndrome, restless leg: The best 5 stretches

Back pain, Buttock pain, Chronic pain, Hip pain, Leg pain, Low back pain, Sciatic pain, Stretching (Active Isolated method)

For anyone with piriformis syndrome, restless leg syndrome, low back pain, hip pain, buttock pain, sciatica pain, thigh pain and back leg pain, these 5 specific stretches will help. If you feel discomfort or pain when you stretch, that’s the place that needs it. You won’t harm yourself even if it hurts if you stretch […]

June 21, 2009

Restless leg syndrome pain: Treatment of Krystal S.

Buttock pain, Chronic pain, Leg pain, Piriformis syndrome, Restless leg syndrome (RLS), Scoliosis, Structural asymmetry

When muscle tension and hyperactivity from Trigger Points are the cause of RLS, Neuromuscular Therapy is very successful in relieving symptoms and sometimes eliminating this disturbing condition. When an initial series of appointments works, but symptoms return, underlying or perpetuating factors need to be discovered. Treatment in the case of Krystal S. in my Neuromuscular […]

June 18, 2009

Back pain from lifting and shoveling: Treatment of Dave B.

Acute pain, Back pain, Buttock pain, Hip pain, Low back pain, Neuromuscular therapy, Stretching (Active Isolated method)

In the case of Dave B.’s back pain from lifting, Neuromuscular Therapy treatment at my Metro-West Boston clinic was as follows: The first job was to flush the tissues. Metabolic waste products accumulate from the body’s automatic response to the injury as well as those from muscle hyperactivity. Presence of these wastes feel like the […]

May 5, 2009

Acute hip pain: Neuromuscular Therapy thinking

Acute pain, Buttock pain, Hip pain, Low back pain, Muscle information, Neuromuscular therapy

As a Neuromuscular Therapist, how do I think about acute hip pain, particularly in the case of Addison G.. In acute pain cases, I have to determine quickly where the pain is originating. Since Addison was sure this was not a back problem or bursitis or joint disease, the most logical source was a gluteus medius Trigger Point which refers […]

April 30, 2009

Back pain from lifting and shoveling: A Neuromuscular Therapy point of view

Back pain, Buttock pain, Low back pain, Neuromuscular therapy

As a Neuromuscular Therapist, how do I think about back injuries caused by lifting and shoveling? (Find information below on lumbar muscles, side-body muscles, supporting low back structures, gluteal muscle involvement and joint compression. More information is in the blog on “Understanding low back pain.”) It’s a common event to injure the low back muscles […]

April 8, 2009