Successful Arthritis & Knee Pain Treatment
Patient’s age: 63
Patient’s gender: female
When patient came for treatment: April 2010
Diagnosis: Left knee pain–unremitting (probable torn meniscus), back pain, fatigue
Any impact from MD’s side: cortisone shots, none
Components of Treatment Program: Structural alignment through Osteopathy: Muscle Energy Technique, Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Balancing; Neuromuscular Therapy, Lymphatic Manipulation, massage; Herbal remedies and supplements for inflammation, digestion, and cleansing.
# of sessions in total: 20
Length of treatment program: 6 months
# of sessions per week: 1
Progress made by patient: 95% pain relief, improved energy
# of preventative maintenance sessions: 4 times a year
Ultimate result: Very little or no pain in knee and back, no discomfort, better range of motion in knees, back and lower body
Sustainability: Patient has normal daily activity and moderate exercise without pain.
Perception of result by patient: Patient was happy, pain free, using time to further her healing and health.
Additional info: Structural misalignment of the knee, hip, or ankle produces regional or whole body imbalance that cannot be adequately addressed with surgery or physical therapy to one isolated area or joint. GAS (General Adaptation Syndrome) from pain and musculoskeletal stress can produce whole body fatigue which is greatly relieved by structural correction and use of herbs.
Successful Migraine Headache Treatment
Patient’s age: 41
Bussiness Hours: Mo-Sat: 10AM – 6PM
Phone Consulting: Yes
Fees Schedule: $75 per visit (on average)
Patient’s gender: female
When patient came for treatment: March 2008
Diagnosis: Migraines (hemicrania), stiff neck, muscle spasms in back, neck, and body; nausea, stress, fatigue, 2-3 day headaches about every week, mild headaches almost every day. Any impact from MD’s side: 5 years Tx with meds, virtually no relief
Components of Treatment Program: Craniosacral Balancing, Myofascial Release, massage, and Neuromuscular Therapy; herbal pain killers, muscle relaxers, and anti-inflammatories which she was able to stop after several months.
# of sessions in total: 13
Length of treatment program: 7 months
# of sessions per week: 2 Tx a month
Progress made by patient: 90% + recovery, few headaches, manageable stress, very little pain and spasms in body
# of preventative maintenance sessions: 4-5 x a year
Ultimate result: Greatly reduced HA, less stress, pain, and fatigue, virtually no headaches most of the time
Sustainability: Patient needs occasional treatments but is working with home stretching and therapy learned at our clinic
Perception of result by patient: A new lease on life–no headaches
Additional info: This patient had TMJ involvement, upper cervical misalignment, neck tightness, and as a self-employed person she was working too hard. Intraoral jaw work, cranial therapy, soft tissue cervical release and establishing adequate range of motion in her neck and shoulders helped end her headache pain cycle. Some abdominal/visceral work was also necessary as well as health coaching.