How Destabilized Shoulder Blades cause Neck and Upper Back Pain: Because the Rhomboids, and Middle and Lower Trapezius muscles are stretched and weak, the work of anchoring the shoulder blades to the spinal column passes to the Levator Scapula and Upper Trapezius, both of which can't avoid their anatomical role of suspending the shoulder blades from the neck/cervical spine.
Sometimes wrist and hand pain come from thoracic outlet syndrome. We can test for it with a nerve tension test (shown in this graphic). If you want to learn how to evaluate the nerves, this DVD Nerve Mobilization teaches that. www.realbodywork....
Over decades in which she suffered from debilitating migraine episodes that would last several days, Angelie Alciatore felt as if she'd tried every treatment imaginable, including countless medications. Finally, her neurologist recommended she see a physical therapist for trigger point therapy.
The pain and discomfort from arthritis of the neck (or cervical spondylosis) was constant for Barry Cunha, a dentist from Lexington, Massachusetts. He had been suffering for so long, he had begrudgingly accepted the headaches and steady diet of aspirin. After disappointing results from other treatments, he gave physical therapy a try.
Spinal Stenosis (Cervical Myelopathy) Stenosis means closed in. Spinal Stenosis refers to a condition in which the spinal cord is closed in, or compressed, inside the tube of the spinal canal. Spinal stenosis may be caused by degenerative changes, such as bone spurs pushing against the spinal cord within the spinal canal.
Falls research could help the elderly as well as athletes.