Seventy one year old Mrs X came to me in July 2003 complaining of pain in the upper left side of her back. This had been an ongoing problem for 2 years and she had been back and forth to doctors for tests. Over the two years of repeated doctors visits she had various x-rays and scans.
She had had her kidneys checked for problems, all tests coming back negative.
The pain was severe enough that she spent a lot of time in bed, took pain killers daily and could not perform normal household tasks such as sweeping or vacuuming as these movements aggravated the problem.
Mrs X attended two half hour sessions. After some assessment, I performed light massage to her back and used soft tissue releases on her Latissimus Dorsi muscle and Abdominal Obliques. On her second visit (one week later) she was pleased with the result as she hadn’t had to take any pain killers since her visit as her pain was almost gone.
Forty four year old Mrs Y presented in September 2003 with a problem involving her right arm and shoulder. The arm, shoulder and affected side of the upper back were painful and had been progressively worsening for the past 18 months or so. She was unable to sleep on her right side due to pain, and her forearm and some of the fingers on the affected hand were almost constantly numb or pins and needles.
She had visited a chiropractor who had suggested that her problems may be the result of whiplash, however there was nothing in her history to suggest that a whiplash injury may have occured. However, on going over her history, I came to the conclusion that her problems had stemmed from her occupation of many years as a Data Entry Operator – she had spent every day for over 10 years typing constantly without the recommended breaks, exercises etc.
Mrs Y’s problems were completely resolved over two months of weekly visits comprising Deep Tissue massage to her back and arms and soft tissue release to various affected muscles including Pectoralis Major and Minor, Triceps and Brachioradialus.
Please note: These results can not be considered to be typical. Each and every case is as unique as each person that walks through my door. If you have pain or injury, it may resolve quickly or slowly, or sometimes not at all. I can not guarantee any treatment, but I can guarantee that I will always do my best to help you.