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Self Care – Stiff and Slow When Rising From Seated Position

Client Description Use the arms of the chair to help push yourself out of the chair and keep your head back. As your head drops forward, you will find that your back feels more fragile and painful. Avoid sitting with your knees above your hips. Having your knees flexed at more than 90 degrees will …

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Self Care – Pain Along One Side of the Low Back

Avoid spending long periods with your hips flexed. This sleeping position, with the pillow between the legs, is great for relieving hip and low back pain that comes from the gluteal muscles but makes this pain along the low back worse. Driving, working at your desk, and other seated positions should be avoided for extended …

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Pain Along One Side of the Low Back

People with this pain run their hand up and down along one side of their low back and say that it hurts there. They often say that they have pain along one side of the low back when they get up from sleep, after a drive or some other activity where the hip flexes for extended …

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Self Care: Headache In The Eyebrow

Clenching during weight-lifting or heavy work should be avoided. A mouthguard can be used as a reminder when clenching is not easy to stop voluntarily. If you look at Arnold during his career, he manages to keep his jaw down by using an open mouth screaming motion when working out. Still, you can see, during …

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Self Care – Pain through the SI Joint when standing on one foot

Get relief on your own from pain through your sacroiliac (SI) joint when stepping onto one foot. In this case, the hip feels unhinged and fragile. Often, this is associated with a sharp, stiff pain in the low back. How people describe this pain and the activities that activate it are discussed more extensively in …

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Self Care – Earache with Jaw tension

Avoid vigorous or uneven or unusual jaw activity, like crunching ice, busting popcorn kernels, or chewing on toothpicks. Taffy, excessive gum chewing are also problematic. When this is a result of clenching during sleep, mouth guards are a great temporary solution. In the long term, they should not be needed when the TMJ is properly …

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Self-Care – Headache Beside Crown with Eye pain

WHAT IS IT? This headache with eye pain pattern features pain near the top of the head. However, the eye pain is the element an experiencer will mostly describe. That is because the eye pain feels more like strain than pressure and is what differentiates this from other headaches. The occipitalis muscle is the culprit …

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Self Care – Sharp Upper Back Pain Between the Shoulder Blades

Self-care for this type of sharp, upper back pain can be quick and easy relief for many people. If it is recurring or doesn’t seem to let go completely, see your bodyworker. Once you have this condition, it tends to be difficult to avoid involuntary movements that grab and aggravate it. You will find that …

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Self Care – Sharp Pain in Front of Shoulder, Tight Low Back

Self Care for this trigger point problem in the latissimus dorsi can be very effective. Use gentle and steady with the stretches and avoid aggravating it by jerking the arm up and forward for quick relief. If this is persistent, see your bodyworker. Avoid things that overload this section of the latissimus dorsi by pulling …

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Sleeping and Trigger Points: Pain Patterns, Causes, Self-Care

This is a collection of posts about Pain patterns related to sleep. In these posts, you can find information on: trigger point patterns resulting in pain that may wake you sleeping patterns that activate trigger points which then bother you when you’re awake patterns that make it hard to get out of bed self-care for …

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