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Shoulder pain when sleeping on your side

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. People complain of pain that disturbs their sleep when lying on the painful shoulder or the opposite shoulder. It is a deeper pain than the illustration suggests. They have spent most of their time sleeping on that shoulder with that hand …

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Pain, Burning & Tingling on Back of Head

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. When the trigger point severely restricts the muscle, people complain of pain, burning, tingling, and “that numb feeling” on the back of the head. They are often concerned because the pain is tingling and can feel prickly along the back …

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How I became a fan of Active Isolated Stretching.

In the mid-90s, I had a client. He came to my practice for a completely different reason. However, he bugged me until I learned a great lesson. This is how I became a fan of Active Isolated Stretching. Let’s call him Rastus. I used craniostructural techniques to, at first, deal with his headaches. Then, unexpectedly, …

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Stiffness and Pain at the Base of the Neck When Turning

People turn their head and complain of stiffness that focuses on a spot on one side of the base of their neck. When I ask for more details, they often turn their head slowly until they say, “There. It hurts right there.” When I ask them to touch where it hurts, they lay their hand …

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Stiffness up the side of the neck when turning

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. People complain about pain while turning the head and usually trace up and down the side of their neck while talking about it. Often, they complain about turning to look when they change lanes or tend to a child in …

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Neck tension when wearing a heavy coat

Pain in the Upper Neck People complain about pain in the upper neck that makes them irritable. They often describe that sensation that extends down toward the shoulder as tension instead of pain as they continue. At the same time, they explain things that aggravate it but seldom can describe the incident that created the injury. …

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Irritating Tags, Burning Shoulders

People complain about the tension between the shoulder blades. There are a lot of things that create tension here, so I press on for more specific information. It is not likely that they came in for a massage because their tags are bothering them, So I ask about the tags when they complain of shoulder tension. They …

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Upper Neck Pain with Sore Top of Shoulder

Want to skip ahead?Here’s a link to my post about getting relief on your own. People often complain of pain in the upper neck with soreness on the top of the shoulder. Often, they are focused on the pain in the upper neck than the top of their shoulder. Many patterns create pain and tension …

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Finding The Godfather of Organized Pain

Integrative bodywork is more than ferreting out trigger points, balancing pelvises and smoothing out the tissues. It focuses on finding the governing problems and addressing them first. When I was growing up, we lived on a farm with 6 kids. My father’s brother, Gene, would say, “Y’all could tear up an anvil bare-footed.” Pop quoted …

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