Case Study #1: A mechanic, John, is scheduled for carpal tunnel surgery in a few weeks. I found trigger points in lats, back muscle, and subscapularis, rotator cuff, that refers the identical pain to his wrist. The supervising physician agreed that I had found the source of pain, but also believed that John had suffered with the symptoms for so long that surgery was still a must. This does happen. Still, carpal tunnel surgery, more often than not, only treats the symptoms.
Case Study #2: A teacher, Mandy, is scheduled for surgery in a few weeks. I found trigger points in her upper traps, shoulder, that refers the identical pain to her wrist. Mandy condition developed from writing overhead on a white board in her classroom. I treated her three times. The pain left! Mandy’s doctor cancelled the surgery.
Case Study #3 A massage therapist, Autumn, had carpal tunnel surgery 4 months prior to seeing me. The searing pain had returned with the same intensity. Working as a massage therapist contributed to the strain in her neck and schoulders.I found trigger points in her shoulder and neck that sent the identical pain to her wrist. I treated her twice. The pain disappeared.
Case Study #4: A Typist, Beth, was scheduled for surgery in a few weeks. I found trigger points in her neck that sent the identical pain to her wrist. I treated her twice. The Dr. cancelled the surgery.
Case Study #5: A Sonographer , Jessi, has pain in her wrist. She was told by her family doctor to see a specialist. When she came to see me, I found trigger points in her neck, shoulder and back that sent the identical pain to her wrist. Her pain disappeared. I am still waiting to hear the end of the story.