Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)

(If you read joint pain article first, you will better understand Carpal tunnel syndrome condition.)

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve is compressed, as it travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel. People who are surgically treated for CTS still feel pain when they overuse their arms.

Why do you think CTS remains, even after surgical treatment? Many people suffer from CTS, yet, they do not have true CTS but suffer from wrist tendonitis.

Tendonitis at the wrist will cause swelling which may compress the median nerve. As you read in joint pain article, the tendonitis is caused by muscle tension (forearm muscle), and consequentially, overuse of forearm makes Carpal tunnel syndrome worse.

Most doctors and practitioners tend to overlook muscle-related problems because they are never picked up by MRI, CT scan, X-ray and Ultrasound. Even though you suffer from wrist pain, they cannot make it better. You end up taking medications.

Chiropractic spinal manipulation, on a relevant spinal level, might improve nerve supply to the wrist area. On top of that treatment, DTMT might be very effective to help the forearm muscle and remove CTS.

Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow

TIP: If you read joint pain article first, you will better understand tennis/golfer’s elbow health condition.

This condition is widespread among avid tennis players and golfers, but, it is not limited to the players alone; anyone who overuses their hands and arms may suffer from it. The tendon that attaches to the inner or outer elbow bone, has been over-pulled by the forearm muscles. It causes inflammation at the tendon attachment.

Imagine that you are holding one end of a 1m long rubber band. Its other end is attached to the door handle. If you keep pulling the rubber band towards you, the rubber band attached to the door handle overstretches and becomes weaker. Eventually, it will start to tear away.

The best way to mend this problem is not treating the rubber band (tendon) that is attached to the door handle (bone), but the person (muscle) who is pulling it. The moment your hand lets the rubber band, we can preserve it from tearing.

Most doctors and practitioners tend to overlook muscle-related problems because they are never picked up by MRI, CT scan, X-ray and Ultrasound. Even though you suffer from elbow pain, and must forget your favourite hobby for a while, they cannot make it better. You end up taking medications.

Chiropractic spinal manipulation on a relevant spinal level might improve nerve supply to the elbow area, and with DTMT it might be very effective on forearm muscle treatment.

Child Growth

Boys and girls running

Observe the kids playing; they run around, jump, bend over and fall frequently. Have you ever thought about how much stress their bodies must be going through during their entire childhood? Just to remind you: that’s what we, their parents, went through as well, and that’s where all our future problems began.

There are growth plates in every bone in your body. Long bones, like those in legs and arms, grow faster than other bones. If we develop too much muscle tension through running around, and ardent exercise, the tension will start to pull the tendon on the knee attachment and inflict pain.

Moreover, the stiff muscle will interfere with the growth plate on the long bones; the muscle needs to be stretched regularly, as well as muscle treatment applied to remove tension.

Often there is a mention of the so-called “growing pain”, or knee pain during the child growth, but there is no such thing. If the growth was painful indeed, the babies would suffer more than any other age group because they are growing so fast.

Most doctors and practitioners tend to overlook this muscle-related problem because it is never picked up by MRI, CT scan, X-ray and Ultrasound. Even though you suffer from knee pain, they cannot make it better. Your children end up putting up with the pain, often with an addition of medications.

Chiropractic spinal manipulation, on a relevant spinal level, might improve nerve supply to the affected muscle area. In addition, DTMT might be a very effective treatment of relevant muscles.

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Pregnancy

pregnancy

It is common knowledge that during pregnancy women gain weight. But in terms of the physical balance of the body, and everyday movements that the body is used to do, the size of the tummy may significantly influence strain in the lower back muscle.

If you suffered from back pain before the pregnancy, the back pain will only get worse. It is imperative to keep your back muscle relaxed. Restoring good muscle memory, both during and after pregnancy, will reduce inevitable pain that occurs during the first two years of nurturing your baby.

Gentle chiropractic spinal manipulation, on a relevant spinal level, might improve nerve supply to the affected muscle area. With it, DTMT can very effectively treat relevant muscles.

Neck and Shoulder Pain

shoulder massage

Neck pains tell us a lot about ourselves: how we sit, stand, sleep and how we keep our head position while at work. Many people suffer from the so-called forward head carriage. It causes tightening of the neck and the shoulder muscles, followed shortly by pain. The culprit to this wrong muscle memory is our modern lifestyle and work habits: too many screens in front of us, too long driving hours, poor posture.

To illustrate how this works, imagine you put a baseball bat on the floor to stand vertically, then put an orange on its top. If you slightly lean the orange and the bat forward, they will fall forward. To to keep the construction in the vertical position without falling, a string is needed to attach the orange to the bat, and bat to the ground.

The bat represents your spine, and the string that connects orange to the bat is your neck and shoulder muscles around it. The string that connects bat to the ground, are the upper- and lower-back muscles.

When you sit straight and bend your head forward to do something, spinal muscles will pull your head backwards from the pelvic, all the way along the spine to the base of the skull, so you can suspend your head at any position without falling forward. 


The same problem occurs in an upright, standing position; if you bend forward to perform a task, the back part of legs and pelvic muscles must pull your upper body to maintain this position. The more you bend forward, or lift heavier weights, your hip and leg muscles will strain more.

Most doctors and practitioners tend to overlook muscle-related problems because they are never picked up by MRI, CT scan, X-ray and Ultrasound. Even though you undoubtedly suffer from neck and shoulder pain, you end up taking medications.

Occupations at risk are many: dentists, artists, cyclists, computer operators, accountants, musicians, fast-growing teenagers, any manual labourer. Some sports are also at increased risk.

Regular chiropractic adjustments with DTMT might reduce wrong muscle memory in your shoulder and neck, then increase the flexibility of joints. Both will reduce pain and expedite healing.