Tag: Myofascial Release

Myofascial release treatment for the relief of neck and back pain has the support of the scientific community according to the British Medical Journal.

Myofascial release treatment for the relief of neck and  back pain has the support of the scientific community according to the British Medical Journal. Myofascial release has a growing body of evidence that supports its use in the treatment of neck, back and other types of pain commonly found in athletes and non athletes alike. Years ago, the fascial system was largely ignored when physicians participated in anatomy lab.  It was once thought that different muscles did different things depending on where they connected to.   Books such as Warfel carefully described the origins and insertions of muscles so doctors Read More »

Whom should you consult with for TMJ (Temporal Mandibular Joint) Syndrome first.

Whom should you consult with for TMJ (Temporal Mandibular Joint) Syndrome first. If you suffer from TMJ, bruxism (teeth grinding or clenching), and experience the chronic tightness in the neck and shoulders and morning headaches that often accompany the condition, or the clicking jaw you may be wondering who you should see first.   TMJ can be a dental problem, but it can also be an expression of an old injury to the jaw, braces that were applied years ago, chronic gait problems, a lack of flexibility or perhaps, back problems that you had treated or do exercises to prevent may be the root Read More »

What most doctors don’t want you to know about plantar fasciitis and how to resolve it as explained in this informative video.

What most doctors don’t want you to know about plantar fasciitis and how to resolve it as explained in this informative video. Plantar fasciitis is a problem experienced by many people who run and even those who just walk.  It seems that there are many treatments for the condition, however, most of those treatments, while they may relieve the condition fail to bring lasting relief. The reason most treatments do not work is because they treat the symptom, while ignoring the mechanism behind your foot and heel pain.  True, the condition is felt at the heel and the bottom of Read More »

Vertigo; Here’s why you should visit your chiropractor first.

Vertigo; Here’s why you should visit your chiropractor first. A patient visited the office today after suffering from vertigo for two weeks.   She initially visited the local walk in medical clinic who diagnosed the problem as vertigo and gave her a medication which can alleviate it.  The medication seemed to allow her to sleep but did not fully resolve the problem, and she had no idea why she was feeling dizzy. Two weeks later, the dizziness on her right side is improved but her left side still is quite intolerable. She had been a patient of ours years ago who visited Read More »

Back pain; A new study helps confirm why Myofascial Release improves the quality and cost effectiveness of care.

Back pain; A new study helps confirm why Myofascial Release improves the quality and cost effectiveness of care. The healthcare professions have addressed back pain for years, yet the problem continues to grow, as well as the dollars spent on this phenomenal problem.   In my book, Cheating Mother Nature (2), it suggests this is an international multi billion dollar problem that has many people selling and promoting treatments that may or may not work. For an American public who is more frequently paying more out of pocket with high deductibles and higher copayments, they want more value in the care Read More »