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Happy Spring! This issue of Muscle News covers an aggravating pain in the shoulder, hand and arm that nothing seems to relieve. We will show you The Secret technique to treating one of the most frequently missed and mistreated trigger points in the human body – the Serratus Posterior Superior!
Happy New Year! Some of us are probably well on our way to achieving our 2014 goals and resolutions! We might be hitting the gym more, eating better, working on improving a relationship, breaking a bad habit, growing our businesses, taking more time for family, etc. However, unfortunately, millions of us are dealing with pain getting in the way of our lives both physically and emotionally and sometimes making it hard to consider much of anything else!
Brrr! A lot of our country is experiencing some pretty cold weather! For those of us in snowy climates, ’tis the season for shoveling … and low back injuries! However, you don’t have to have a shovel in your hand to hurt your back. Many people hurt their backs reaching down to pick up a pen off the floor or grabbing something out of the bottom drawer of the fridge!
In this issue of Muscle News, we will address the irritating, painful and sometimes disabling condition of a nerve being compressed in our bodies. With even just a brief instant of compression on a nerve, such as when we hit our "funny bone" in the elbow (the Ulnar Nerve), we can experience shooting pain, numbness, tingling and weakness. When prolonged compression of a nerve occurs, such as a pinched nerve in the neck or low back (for example, sciatica), it can be extremely painful or even debilitating. A nerve that is commonly compressed and creates serious pain, numbness and weakness in the forearm, wrist, hand and fingers is called the Median Nerve, and it can be tricky, evading proper diagnosis and thwarting attempts at treatment. Its tendency to get trapped and compressed at multiple places from the neck to the wrist earns it the nickname the "Pinch Me" nerve.
When John started receiving trigger point therapy, it was after a long struggle with tendonitis-like pain in his hands. He had seen a doctor who told him he had Rheumatoid Arthritis. John went to a specialist at a prominent hospital who was considered to be one of the best in the country. This doctor ran some additional testing which revealed that John DID NOT have Rheumatoid Arthritis. He told John that what he had was Myofascial Pain.