The Pain In My Neck Is Killing Me

Serious Neck Pain Is Not Funny

If ever you have woken up with a serious neck pain it takes all the pleasure out of your plans for the day, what can you do when your neck pain hits you like lightning Unknown-2bolts every couple of seconds. You wonder how serious this is and if it is a muscle or is it something else. Severe pain severe doubt. Several muscle often work in tandem to create this horrible pain but the one that runs off the peri surface of the scapula up behind your ear is the muscle bad practitioners focus on, sure they will relieve your pain but it will be back in no-time at all because this muscle is the victim of a stronger muscle pulling on it. If you can imagine a tug o war between a sumo wrestler and a jockey you will understand how irritable the jockey will get when he tries everything in vain to win the contest.Continue reading

Remedial Massage Is A Serious Physical Therapy

Remedial Massage Is Physical Medicine.

This view is also taken by the Private Health Insurance Act that makes it illegal to refund any portion of cost of treatment for relaxation (recreation or IMG_1055entertainment) or sporting massage except in very limited circumstances. Remedial Massage instead must be used to treat, manage, prevent disease, injury or condition and therefore providers must not bill for those types of services. Most Health Insurers will not allow health providers (Massage Therapists) to work out of a clinic that is a retail outlet, such as beauty therapy or health food retail outlets.
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Adductor Muscle Trigger Points Cause A Lot Of Pain

Adductor Muscles

People that engage in high intensity workouts, sport or simply working can 250px-Anterior_Hip_Muscles_2-1cause muscles to form extremely painful trigger points. According to Travel and Simmons trigger points have no flow of oxygen into the muscle cells and because of this they can not complete their Kreb Cycle. The Kreb Cycle is performed by the mitochondria of the cell and it’s job is to make Adenosine triphosphate  or ATP, this is the cell’s energy molecule.
Muscles like the adductor muscles have to perform a lot of work when we are moving around and obviously some movements encourage a greater risk of injury for these  muscles than others.Continue reading

Iliocostalis Thoracis T6 – Another heart attack mimic

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Many times people have come to the clinic after having tests for angina pain and discovered that it was nothing more than a very frightening muscle. Obviously the angina tests performed by their GP showed nothing or they would not have arrived at the clinic in the first place. This muscle plays a very important role in movement of the scapula but it can be  the site of very painful and confusing pain referral for poorly trained therapists. Continue reading

A Good Practitioner Does Not Treat Patients Like Boomerangs – Always returning

Does Your Practitioner Treat You Like A Boomerang?

Unknown-2In clinics we hear it all of the time “I’ve been to Dr………   8 times for my health problem (curable) and it is getting worse, then I remembered I rarely had to go to you more than once”. Today it costs a lot of money to run a health clinic and every practitioner needs to build up their patient base, but even in a sparsely populated area like Eden, NSW Sapphire Coast practitioners should be building their patient numbers through their efficacy, not treating them with bad technique, making them return like boomerangs.Continue reading

Semimembranosus – A seriously painful site

Hamstrings Are Very Painful

The inner hamstrings can present with a confusing pain referral pattern for both practitioner and patient

semimembranosus220-1Semimembranosus tendinopathy is hardly mentioned in the medical literature with very few research papers written on it. According to research papers it rarely occurs but it has been found in this clinic many times in the past 15 years, it appears at least every 3 months and sometimes a lot more frequently and it is difficult to treat.                                                                     http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3445062/.

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Pectoralis Major The Heart Attack Pain Mimic

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Before I write this I am assuming you have been to see your GP and do not have any cardiac problem.

In 1979 a very tall, very overweight fellow that  worked with me took what appeared to be a serious heart attack and was rushed to Canberra hospital where he was kept for a few days and then released. He was told to change his diet, avoid stress, exercise and lose weight which was like telling a duck it was not allowed to swim anymore, he couldn’t do it. He was very concerned because he had been told by a fortune teller a couple of years before that he would die from a heart attack at age 42 and he now was 42 years old.

After a month or so he was informed by Canberra that he had not had a heart attack it was a stress attack which is a very poorly defined diagnosis. Another fellow had been lifted off a trawler by helicopter and taken to Canberra with a suspected heart attack shortly after I moved from the Bega clinic to this Eden clinic. He also was told that he had not had a heart attack, which he found hard to believe because any exertion put him on the floor in a foetal position because of pain. Continue reading