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. It is easy to feel the tender knot on the backside about halfway down the […]
Pain Across Ribs These people complain of a broad band of pain across the mid back. So 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,
Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. These people complain of aching or burning pain over the kidneys. The pain is often associated with chronic coughing or recent illness with nausea and vomiting. Many of them have already had their kidneys checked but have not found any problems.
Pain around Thumb Pad People complain about pain just inside the shoulder blade, thumb, and index finger. Notably, it doesn’t always create pain in the hand; sometimes, it tingles like it is “falling asleep” or “going numb.” Sometimes, they have pain or tingling when reaching out with the hands near shoulder level, like when you’re driving
Band over Hips These people complain of a band of pain across the top of their hips. As usual, I ask them to be specific. Is it all the way across your hips? Is it a small strip in the middle? Several patterns in this area produce similar pain patterns. They open their fingers a few
Overview This is one of several posts about a stiff, fragile low back. This particular pattern also involves pain in the lower buttock. A stiff low back is usually a combination of a binding intervertebral joint with more than one muscle involved. If you have a stiff low back, you should compare these posts. These people
These people complain of sharp pain in the low back, as well as pain in the sacroiliac joint. This combination makes the low back feel fragile and unstable. This pattern is a combination of trigger points in two different muscles that become activated together. On the one hand, multifidi creates an intense, fragile feeling in the vertebrae.
Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. Tough Getting Up These patients complain of sharp pain across the low back when getting out of bed, out of a car, or standing up from a chair. They may also be slow to rise from a seated position. Stooped Walk People with this condition also tend
Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. People complain of nagging pain in the upper or mid-back, just inside the bottom of the shoulder blade. They have trouble determining what causes it or what to do for relief. The people may also complain of sore ribs on
Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. People complain of a stiff and/or painful back, but it is most painful near the fold of the hip in the front. They move stiffly and tend to have other back problems. The low back has flattened, sometimes on just one side.