This is a series on the causes of arm and hand pain. There is a checklist for you at the beginning of this series. We all hold our stress in different places depending on our personalities and life situations. I think we all understand from our own experience that negative emotions produce muscle tension. Healing […]
This is a series on groin pain. If you missed the beginning, go back to Part 1. Neuromuscular Therapy treatments take place in my Boston area clinic. At the 3rd session, Enrique said that he had been sore after the treatment, but then the muscles had “freed up.” At that moment he said he felt […]
Sometimes it’s little things done often that provide chronic pain relief. Here are five easy and reliable suggestions to help you feel better today. 1) Keep moving. Even random movements will move toxic fluids and increase blood and lymph flow. It may be hard to get up and going, but once you do, your energy […]
During the treatment of Melinda W., suffering from years of chronic headache pain, she told me that one of the most important things she learned in her healing process was to “touch the places that hurt.” That’s a hard thing to do when it causes more pain, but holding pressure on places that hurt will […]
Practice body awareness. Here are 5 things to check: Are you clenching your jaw or holding the muscles in your jaw tightly? Open your mouth as wide as you can for a few seconds then let it go, relax your jaw. How does it feel different? Are you squinting or scrunching up the muscles around […]
Accompanying all poorly understood chronic pain conditions is a considerable amount of anxiety. Thinking catastrophically about what might happen to you is normal. Knowledge is power and action produces results. Learn all you can about your muscles and what you can do to help yourself. Then take action. Learn to treat your own muscles. It can […]
Chronic back pain is not only debilitating physically, it takes a toll emotionally and psychologically. Working with the mind-body connection and learning to reduce the stress caused by chronic pain can be an important part of total treatment.