Arthritis pain relief: An explanation that makes sense

Acute pain, Arthritis pain, Chronic pain, Stretching (Active Isolated method)

In osteoarthritis (rheumatoid arthritis is a different story) there is inflammation in a bony joint with pain and swelling, sometimes resulting in changes to the bone. Joints have nerve endings that tell the nervous system what the joint is doing. Those nerves activate when the pressure in the joint is excessive. Prolonged pressure compromises the […]

June 6, 2009

Butt and leg pain from a herniated disc: A Neuromuscular Therapist’s point of view

Buttock pain, Chronic pain, Foot pain, Hip pain, Leg pain, Neuromuscular therapy

As a Neuromuscular Therapist, how do I think about the muscle pain and numbness caused by a herniated disc? Whenever there is a problem in the low back such as a herniated disc, the nerve signals generated by the irritation there can cause symptoms down into the muscles along the nerve pathway that can persist long […]

April 3, 2009