Sciatica pain and structural asymmetries

Back pain, Buttock pain, Chronic pain, Leg pain, Low back pain, Pain relief, Sciatic pain, Scoliosis, Structural asymmetry, Uncategorized

When sciatica type symptoms get the better of you and nothing you do seems to make it better, here is something to think about from my checklist for corrective actions and treatments Part 1. Correct structural asymmetries with a heel lift, butt lift, foot orthotics, and make changes in misfitting furniture. This is more important […]

June 24, 2010

Sciatica pain puzzle: A checklist of causes, Part 1

Arthritis pain, Back pain, Buttock pain, Chronic pain, Hip pain, Leg pain, Low back pain, Scoliosis, Structural asymmetry

When “sciatic” type of symptoms won’t go away, what else can be considered as causes? Travell and Simons emphatically state that “Sciatica is a symptom, not a diagnosis; it’s cause should be identified.” (Vol II, p. 173) Here’s a list of things you can check. Structural asymmetries: Anything that makes one hip higher will cause […]

June 15, 2010

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

Chronic headache pain: A Neuromuscular Therapy point of view

Chronic pain, Headaches, Jaw pain, Neck pain, Neuromuscular therapy, Shoulder pain

As a Neuromuscular Therapist, how do I think about chronic headache pain? If medical reasons for headaches have been ruled out, the cause is probably muscular Trigger Points. Examining the muscles in the neck and shoulders usually turns up at least one cause. But finding unhealthy muscles with Trigger Points is only targeting the symptoms. […]

May 15, 2009