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Re: Update on tingling/numbness chiro... advice?
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Published: 16 years ago
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Re: Update on tingling/numbness chiro... advice?


I'm new to this site and just saw your post. As I've had nearly 10 mos. of pain, numbness, weak leg to point of limping, going for chiropractic adjustments, neuro surgeons, orthopedic one and nothing seemed to help my back at all! Pain became my middle name. Then, I went to see a physiotherapist who specializes in myofacial release (read about it on internet...there are many good sites) and FINALLY I got relief. The chiro will adjust the bone but they can only go so far. The facia (underlying tissue) needs to be tended to--that's what causes spasms which, in turn, cause the absolute worst pain I've ever experienced. After one treatment, yes the first treatment, the relief was like a miracle. I will need several treatments becuz this is not something that occurs all of the sudden even if you experience a back injury. Key to this is to find someone who is VERY experienced in this type of treatment as there are many but only a few are capable. Also, the spasms (and you may not even know it's a spasm--all you feel is the pain) can cause pain in an entirely different part of the body so that's why it becomes confusing to pinpoint just what's going on. In my particular case, I had 2 bulged discs which, of course, all the doctors and chiro thot that's what was causing all my problems. Come to find out that my rite butt cheek has deep spasm going on (never would have known or even guessed that) which is causing numbness in my foot, pain in my lower back and sometimes in upper back, causing my pelvis and neck to go out of alignment, causing a limp (weakness in leg which causes the limp) and I could probably name 10 more things that have gone on. ALL this is stemming from an area that is in deep spasm. When these "trigger points" are addressed, you can feel, in your body, all the areas that have been causing problems thus causing pain and/or discomfort. It truly is an amazing experience. Of course, I'd rather have had a different sort of "amazing" experience other than this but finally there's relief. And good thing is, this is fixable and you can keep your body from having it happen again once the treatments get the facia back to what it should be.

Anyway, thot this mite be of some help to you becuz I knew nothing about myofacial or even what the facia of the body was. No longer.

Take care.


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