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billybishbosh

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Doc says muscle strain, I disagree
« on: May 01, 2009, 11:29:21 AM »
Pain in lower back, left side with pain also in groin area when I lift my left leg, doesn`t hurt when I press the area around my back it feels like it`s very deep, sometimes have pain shooting up my back also which takes my breath away. My Doctor says it`s probably a strain and I have rested for 6 weeks but I`m still no better. His next move is to send me to physio. What if this doesn`t work? Where do I go from here. I don`t think it is a muscular strain. The pain is a dull throbbing ache that never goes away it gets worse when I try & do any work. I`m a Plumber by trade and used to muscle strains but this doesn`t feel the same.   

Steve Lockhart

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Re: Doc says muscle strain, I disagree
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2009, 05:04:09 PM »
hi Billy,
It sounds like your erector spinae muscle is dyfunctional and when you lift the leg or do certain other movements it doesn't support and the weight of that lift is all dumped on your lower joints and groin area. You need to get the myscle working again which I doubt a physio will do but you could try.

Not sure where you are but a list of people I have trained is here list of SLM therapists

You will also find a comprehensive guide with exercises/ techniques to do the fix yourself with my self treatment program

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Steve

dennisr

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Re: Doc says muscle strain, I disagree
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2009, 08:59:01 PM »
Hi Steve,

I'm still doing your programme (albeit) not as regular as I was when I started early this year.  While it stepped me on a long way from when it was very sore to get around, it did not relieve my pain entirely and while I am loads more flexible (at 61) I still have that nagging pain on my lower left side.  In the last 2-3 Months I have had 3 Bowen treatments and the therapist has (in her opinion) narrowed the problem to the Psoras muscle on my left side.  In my last treatment she told me she had felt the Psoas muscle release and while I didin't feel anything myself doing your programme two nights later I was surprised at that there was so much less pain when with feet together and knees splayed and pushing my knees floorwards. Also since the treatment I have notices sporadic spasming of the lower end and upper end of the Psoras.  I can actually turn to my right now, when I'm driving, sufficiently to see clearly if any cars are coming ;) when turning left.  Does this make any sense to you?

Dennis

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Re: Doc says muscle strain, I disagree
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2009, 04:30:41 AM »
Hi Dennis, she probably has released your psoas but it won't be the only muscle involved in the problem. Is she confident of finding and releasing the rest? Or is it time to try someone else as well. The SLM Yoga is often not enough on its own to release some of the very long term problem muscles and that is why there are other techniques in the book to zero in on them.

All improvement is good but you need to keep chipping away with it.

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dennisr

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Re: Doc says muscle strain, I disagree
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2009, 10:52:27 PM »
Yeah I mucked that post up a bit Steve,  It is actually my right side. 

I went to see the Bowen lady because a workmate recommended her.  He is a Bowen therapist himself and has been giving me the odd tweak (free) at work.  Because of the relief he gave me I decided to go see her.  He lives quite away from me and she is about 3 minutes away.  Anyway, she has left it up to me now whether or not to go back.  I will continue with the SLM yoga and my own ēxercise routine (sent you a copy some time back) and monitor my progress.  I did a swiss ball routine tonight and used the rebounder as well - 45 minutes all up and the top end of my Psoas let me know its not right yet.  Will do SLM yoga tomorrow night.  Still do the morning routine with the with the arm swinging.  Yes I'm still chipping away at it.

Dennis

 

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