About Me: Female, 57, charleston, SC, member since Aug 2010
I am a physical therapist in Charleston SC with a 22 yr interest and specialization in the treatment of chronic pain. I trained with a clinical research team in an academic research hospital. I have opened my own clinic and incorporate many varied treatment approac
[More]hes that include: biofeedback, myofascial cupping, Egascue Unwinding, Pilates, Alexander Technique for posture re-education, joint mobilization and vibration therapy, decompression traction and kinesiotaping for neuromuscular re-education.
On a personal note.... I'm divorced, 51, and a recent empty nest-er.
I also suffer chronic back pain and headaches. I guess you could say "blessed" with pain because struggling to find treatments and techniques to modify and eliminate my pain has allowed me to find answers I never would have without the motivation of pain.
Just a quick note to say hi!
Thank for youe respons , i wil talk with nerologest on 24/9 about sweeting on one side ith, and again new nerologest on 15/ oktober and i hobe they can help me , i still have pain on head and nik and gittin mor then 20 piles every day, Tinnitus,bad konsteration , its mor than one year ago i gut the acsedent
Just wanted to thank you for giving me some great info. I am checking on the Diamond Clinic, called but they won;t recommend anyone in my area, they want me to come there. I called my family dr (I don;t really commect w/him but internest that was recommended to me has 6 month waiting list). He gave me rx for Midrin, haven't seen any real help yet. I see my dr Monday am, may will get referral to neurologist. Everything you said was dead on, I printed out an article I found on women's cluster headache's to take in to appt. I think I'm losing my job soon, hard to concentrate when you have a constant headache. I really appreciate your help & expertise...Lori828
I just wanted welcome you to our forum, (Neck & Back) Its always good to have someone to help answer all the questions. Particularly, someone with your experience and background. I hope you get something out of being here too.
I hope you don't mind, but I have a question. I have a relative who has fairly significant DDD, but my primary concern is the canal stenosis that she has at L3-4 and L4-5 its pretty bad, her symptoms are primarily pain related at this point. Having had back and neck surgery myself, there's noway I'm going to let them operate on her, mainly because of her age, but also because she has other health problems.
Do you think therapy might help her, I know its not curative, but I've heard it can help. I would appreciate your opinion.
Thanks, it's good to have you here
My initial internal injuries are from an old MVA. Too long and complicated to explain here. But certainly not a candidate for any ligament/tendon prolotherapy. It would not be an option....but thanks for asking. I appreciate your concern.
Thank You so Much,
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