Many of you know that I had two complete shoulder replacements done in 2010 and am currently in the recovery phase which will last into 3Qtr 2011.
I recently stopped standard Physical Therapy because the start of their strengthening of my shoulder started to flare up my cervical, thoracic and lumbar problems.
Because of all the snow we have had, the use of my snow blower, in the process of closing of my mother's house and extra hours at the wine shop, I've been having more and more lower back problems. When I saw my physiatrist yesterday,
she noticed the pronounced drop foot in my right foot and some lack of movement in my hips and legs. So back to Physical Therapy for that.
Meanwhile, my master Deep Tissue person from Thailand has been working on my shoulder, specifically the scar tissue area to give me more range of motion.
Today, he saw that from my mid to lower back everything was locked up. I had little free movement and it has been causing me problems.
On the table, he started digging in with his elbows each disc area from the Tx down to Sx. Then it was stretching everything there. It HURT!
Then on the floor, and he started to do the same , but this time with his toes and heels. About double the amount of force that his elbows can deliver. I just about screamed each time he jumped with his toes or heels into the disc spaces. Then holding one space open and pulling the rest with his other foot. This was about 35 minutes of hell.
But after wards sitting up, it was amazing. The Locked up situation my back was in was released!! In some regards, his work is similar to what traction can do, only many times more forceful and effective.
My lower back feels so much better now. And when that happens, it generally starts to calm down any flareups I have in the thoracic and cervical area.
Alternative treatment at its best!
Also, please note that this master takes on patients only as referrals from doctors. He receives a prescription and has access to all diagnostic tests. But in reality, he just needs to look at you, watch you walk and move his hands up and down your spine to see where the problems lie.
So, even his forceful jumping up/down on disc areas is
quite acceptable and productive. My own physiatrist also
sees this person for some of the spinal problems she has.
Its good NOT to be LOCKED UP
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences