Torso Pain

Side of Hip Pain after Childbirth or Cycling

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. Patients trace their fingers up and down the side of their hip and complain of constant pain. In addition, they might have some have nervy” pain on the inside of their thigh or the “bone that they sit on.” The …

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Stiff, Fragile, Aching Low Back: Pain Patterns, Causes, Self-Care

Stiffness in the low back can come from several larger muscles like spinal erectors, latissimus dorsi, and psoas. Fragility in the low back usually comes from a joint problem in the vertebrae. The two patterns play in concert to create a pain pattern that is a combination of the two. This post is a collection …

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Pain Along One Side of the Low Back

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. The patient with this pain runs their hand up and down along one side of their low back and says that it hurts there. They often say that they have pain along one side of the low back when they get …

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Self Care – Pain Along One Side of the Sacrum

Avoid the teetering exercises listed in the post on this trigger point. This includes things like vacuuming, sweeping, raking, working on a low counter, or doing dishes. Also, avoid exercises where you bend forward like moving boxes or picking up grandkids. By the way, even if you don’t bend way over like this guy, the …

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Pain Between Shoulder Blades: Pain Patterns, Causes, Self-Care

This is a collection of posts about trigger points that refer pain between the shoulder blades. This is a subset of some other regions but it is so common that we have created its own category. Remember that people usually feel only a portion of the pattern. Also, people usually feel the portion in darkest …

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Pain in the Torso and Arm: Signs, Pain Patterns, Self-care, Therapy Notes…

This is a collection of posts about trigger points that refer into the torso and arm. Remember that people often feel a portion of the trigger point referral patter, not all of it. Sometimes, it is not just the dark red areas. You can read more about that in this post. Also, some people don’t …

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Pain in Calf or Groin with Stiff Hip

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. People have pain in their calf or groin with a stiff hip. The pain is usually the greater concern. And, one of the two complaints usually dominate: Specific Pain People complain of a specific spot on the upper, outside of …

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Pain at the Base of the Head and Under Shoulder Blade

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. With this trigger point, people complain about tension and a focus on pain and tension at the base of their head. When I press for more detail, they may tell me about the tension in their neck and under the shoulder. …

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Therapy Notes – Serratus Anterior

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Back Pain Across the Lower Ribs

Client’s Description These people complain of a band of pain across the mid back. They reach back and trace a band across their mid back. At this point, I have them stroke an ice cube over the arch of the ribs, in the front. They usually have a look of disbelief but comply. Then, I have …

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