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merry alex

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skeletal muscle fibrosis
« on: September 05, 2016, 10:56:31 PM »
I've been doing the SLM self treatment for about 2 months with good results..am quite addicted to it as it helps relieve sciatic pain for a few hours.  The squats help a lot but have to do them quite intensely..muscles are slowly building up/responding. do SLM YOGA & glutes & erector single or double ball work daily for a long time...these areas are softening up a lot.
At first I had difficulty while splaying knees, but now can feel  that hip flexor and top leg muscle on left side are very tight while piroformis spasms on right side. Do I just keep doing according to video?
However, the sciatic pain always returns about 30 minutes after getting up ....then my muscles around L4 L5 get tight, producing a slight bulge on left side and pain in ankle, spasms in left calf, burning sensation in lower back area.  I am not doing any other exercises.
My pelvis oscillates throughout the day but now pretty much stays higher on left side.
I'm getting deep tissue full body massage 3x week and ayurvedic oil application daily to recondition muscles.  The doctor said I have muscle fibrosis, get bands or knots in muscles, tendons.  This became very obvious when starting to do massage.  I had extremely tight and knotted back, lower calf/ankle tissue and behind the knees.  these knots compressed/twisted veins/arteries resulting in poor circulation.  What is the best way to break up fibrosis? Prevent fibrosis?
After a fall on tailbone Jan 2014, the tissue around tailbone spasmed, couldn't sit, tailbone was pulled out of place.  This is slowly improving, but still get spasms which pull right/left/forward.  What are your suggestions for tailbone area relief?

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Re: skeletal muscle fibrosis
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2016, 03:34:27 PM »
Hi Merry, you might find splaying one leg at a time works better.
3 massages a week is probably one too many so cut it back to 2 evenly spaced out.
an excellent Diet is the best treatment to improve your muscle condition but it needs to get to the muscles which may be a problem for a long term issue.
I'd suggest the water exercises as the best way to treat your condition along with the yoga.

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merry alex

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Re: skeletal muscle fibrosis
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2016, 11:04:54 PM »
I've tried 1 leg spayed at a time which gives instant sciatic pain. While 2 legs is challenging due to pain, it is improving weekly and gives me relief!
My diet is veg, no smoking/alcohol & low in sugar, processed foods & salt.  I could include fresh juices?
I can not do water exercises  as only option is a river with extremely difficult access of 100 uneven steps!
Will cut back to 2 deep tissue massages weekly.
So, is muscular fibrosis  long term? Why does that happen? Any other suggestions to deal with fibrosis?
Thank you again for your help and SLM YOGA!

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Re: skeletal muscle fibrosis
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2016, 05:27:50 AM »
Hi Merry, yes fresh juices would be a good idea.
Fibrosis happens from tight muscles being deprived of blood flow and nutrients over a long period of time. It depends on how old you are and how long it has been happening as to whether you can come back or not. Hard to say for you.

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merry alex

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Re: skeletal muscle fibrosis
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2016, 09:31:24 PM »
Dear Steve,
I am 52 & have had misdiagnosed sciatic pain for almost 9 years, several of which I was bedridden/using crutches and then a fall on tailbone Jan 2014. Dr recommended complete bed rest, then got severe spasms in full back & hips -prolapsed uterus, 3 herniated discs, severe pain in tailbone area etc.... may have damaged /compressed nerve in tailbone area still as well as muscular fibrosis.
Sciatic pain is improving, the wall and ballet squat seems to help stretch/reposition my pelvis.
Could this be done outside of SLM yoga session as well?
Splaying knees is becoming easier, can actually bring knees down & feel muscles working!
also mid  & upper back muscles are releasing and can now work those muscles, before mucsles in neck were taking the work!
The fibers behind knees, calves,ankles, toes is breaking up & circulation is improving.
Knots return daily but are easier to massage out, but still is extremely painful and get bruises.  Is bruising normal?  Would soaking before in hot water be helpful? any suggestions?
During the night my hips get really tight. In a.m. I get spasms in lower back after about 30 minutes. Could I use a ball under hips/glutes first thing in a.m.?  Ideas?
Can't sit for long.  Tailbone gets pulled around.  ideas for that?
Please note that I do not have access for swimming, running hot water, SLM message, travel.
« Last Edit: October 03, 2016, 09:57:50 PM by merry alex »

JerryE.Lindsay

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Re: skeletal muscle fibrosis
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2016, 12:01:30 AM »
Hello Steven,

I usually keep reading all the general advises you give. This time however, unfortunately, I have a query myself because my mother-in-law has lately been suffering from chronic back pain and sciatica. She complains about her weakness and numbness that is getting too common.

Her blood pressure too generally remains high. She alongwith her son visited the Whyte Avenue Chiropractic Centre after I advised her to do so while coming across whytechiro.com/. They have advised her massage therapies. I additionally ordered CDs of SLM exercises for her.

But she seems to have lost the hope of her pain reduction as she considers it a result of her growing age. I want to ask you if we go for the SLM sessions, will she recover completely or because of her age the sessions won't work as effectively for her as they would do for a young person with fit bones.

Waiting for your reply,
Regards,
Jerry

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Re: skeletal muscle fibrosis
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2016, 05:24:48 AM »
hi Jerry,
it is not so much age as the condition of the muscle tissue that matters. I have treated older people who have made a complete recovery because they have always eaten well and were active in their life. The only way of really knowing is to try a treatment and see how they respond because the SLM therapy is usually a fast way to fix pain.

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Steve

merry alex

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Re: skeletal muscle fibrosis
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2016, 08:31:35 PM »
Dear Steve,
I am 52 & have had misdiagnosed sciatic pain for almost 9 years, several of which I was bedridden/using crutches and then a fall on tailbone Jan 2014. Dr recommended complete bed rest, then got severe spasms in full back & hips -prolapsed uterus, 3 herniated discs, severe pain in tailbone area etc.... may have damaged /compressed nerve in tailbone area still as well as muscular fibrosis.
Sciatic pain is improving, the wall and ballet squat seems to help stretch/reposition my pelvis.
Could this be done outside of SLM yoga session as well?
Splaying knees is becoming easier, can actually bring knees down & feel muscles working!
also mid  & upper back muscles are releasing and can now work those muscles, before mucsles in neck were taking the work!
The fibers behind knees, calves,ankles, toes is breaking up & circulation is improving.
Knots return daily but are easier to massage out, but still is extremely painful and get bruises.  Is bruising normal?  Would soaking before in hot water be helpful? any suggestions?
During the night my hips get really tight. In a.m. I get spasms in lower back after about 30 minutes. Could I use a ball under hips/glutes first thing in a.m.?  Ideas?
Can't sit for long.  Tailbone gets pulled around.  ideas for that?
Please note that I do not have access for swimming, running hot water, SLM message, travel.
Looking forward to your advice.

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Re: skeletal muscle fibrosis
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2016, 08:43:51 PM »
Hi Merry,
Yes do the wall squat outside the full Yoga program no problem but include the stretches.
Bruising indicates you are spending to much time on the same area. Give it rests every 30 secs when massaging areas.
Do the ball compression's after the wall sit for the best result. Do in the evening and you should wake up feeling better and not spasm so quickly.
Try the ball compression's on the hamstrings while sitting on a bench for the rotated pelvis.

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Steve

 

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