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Category Archives: myofascial pain
Intramuscular Needle electrical needling of trigger knots in rat gastrocnemius(calf) results in less irritable sites. I use IMS for areas I wish to avoid use of local (neck, about hip where need to be able to walk after etc.). I … Continue reading
I have a patient with psoriatic arthritis that had widespread pains. His rheumatologist told him it was “fibromyalgia” He developed such bad bronchitis I had to put him on steroids – at which point his “fibromyaglia” pains went away. He … Continue reading
At a recent conference, it was stated that the Infraspinatus muscle was key to all pain in the upper quadrant. He advised rolling a lacrosse ball back and forth it over it. You either sit or stand against a wall … Continue reading
Keyboard too close, too long in one job position, and muscle tension are 3 factors found in one study
Study found 20 mg Kenalog worked as well as 40 mg and another found you don’t even need to hit the joint. I supplement suprascapular and quadrilateral space blocks as well as subscapularis working out.
Needling the lower trapezius muscle was found beneficial in chronic neck pain. I was so taken with the approach then had to injecting lower trap(with muscle relaxed rather than stretched) that I had to include a pic of actual treatment … Continue reading
4000 u/d vitamin D lessening Chronic Musculoskeletal Pains
A study found falls in FM related to reduced dorsiflexion (bringing toes and foot up). The question is how does one fix that.
Injections into gastrocnemius not only helped nocturnal calf cramps – they helped the insomnia as well
I have recently achieved (previously unattainable) control in some of my chronic pain subjects using recent innovations – but to acheive this required use of multiple modalities at once.
The causes of hand tingling in computer operators were : myofascial pain syndrome, 68%; cervical radiculopathy (arm sciatica), 27%; shoulder rotator cuff syndrome, 11%; forearm tenosynovitis, 8%; and carpal tunnel syndrome, 5%.
Presentation at Canadian Pain Society Winnipeg 2013 found only 23.7% of severe neuropathic pain victims responded to Canadian Pain Society drug protocols for neuropathic pain. It is time to look outside the box for treatment measures.
About 30 years ago, I attended a course given by Drs. Travell and Simon. Dr. Simon was discussing interscapular pains and Dr. Travell mentioned – don’t forget the scalenes – something that Dr. Simon replied he was getting … Continue reading
For years, I have been working and injecting the muscles around the knee to promote relief from knee pains. Sometimes it makes a big difference; sometimes the joint line osteoarthritis is more important. Two studies hi-light muscle issues in patellofemoral … Continue reading
In 2006, My Daughter, Janice Montbriand, published a poster called Commonly Missed Factors in Chronic Pain. Vitamin D deficiency was one of them. Since the there have been a variety of confirmatory studies – with some negative ones as well. I … Continue reading
Chronic sciatica /buttock pain – I recently received a request for help…
Various measures have been used for trapezius tip pains but they keep coming back. Now it’s confirmed the neck is a player.
Postural Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure on standing) is associated with neck and shoulder tip pains in what is thought a hypo-perfusion issue. One should notice being dizzy standing up – something that can happen after head injury and also spinal … Continue reading
DEMS – dry eyes and mouth syndrome; SAPS – sicca asthenia polyalgia syndrome These cases do not qualify for sjogren’s syndrome but have “Sicca [dryness] symptoms and “nonspecific musculoskeletal pain”. They were found to have 59.2% thyroid peroxidase antibody rate … Continue reading
Diabetics are 1.6 times more likely to have chronic musculoskeletal complaints yet in non-diabetics, a high random glucose is associated with less complaints.