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Piriformis Syndrome and Massage Therapy

In my San Antonio, Texas based Massage Therapy and Bodywork practice I often treat pain from various syndromes including Piriformis Syndrome. Like many painful conditions Piriformis Syndrome responds quite well to massage therapy and bodywork.

What is Piriformis Syndrome?

Piriformis Syndrome is the name of a painful nerve entrapment condition in which the sciatic nerve is placed under abnormal pressure by the piriformis muscle. The piriformis muscle attaches to the sacrum bone of the low back to the top of greater trochanter of the femur (thigh bone) and lies on top of the sciatic nerve. When the piriformis muscle becomes tight and enlarged, pain results from myofascial trigger points (knots) in the muscle, pressure on the sciatic nerve, and sometimes from the S-I Joint in the low back. Pain from Piriformis Syndrome is usually found in the extreme low back, buttocks, hip, and often the back of the thigh. Most of the time the symptoms are on one side, but may affect both sides in some cases. Additionally, people with Piriformis Syndrome often have trouble sitting for long periods and the pain may worsen when walking or squatting.

What is the cause of Piriformis Syndrome?

There are a number of causes for Piriformis Syndrome including direct blunt trauma to the buttocks, prolonged sitting while working or driving, Morton’s foot, or S-I Joint instability. Frequent or prolonged running on canted surfaces and participation in sports requiring quick lateral movement such as tennis, skiing, and basketball may also overstress the piriformis muscle and lead to Piriformis Syndrome.

Massage Therapy and Bodywork for Piriformis Syndrome

There are many ways that massage therapy and bodywork can be used to treat Piriformis Syndrome. The massage therapist will employ a number of techniques to relieve the condition. For example the massage therapist may use Neuromuscular Therapy or Trigger Point Therapy to eliminate myofascial trigger points in the piriformis muscle. The massage therapist could also use Myofascial Release techniques or Deep Tissue Massage techniques to release adhesions between the piriformis muscle and surrounding tissues while also using Muscle Energy Techniques to gently lengthen the piriformis muscle. Piriformis Syndrome also responds well to positional release therapies such as Ortho-Bionomy which work with the body’s nervous system to release muscles and improve joint movement in the area. In addition to working on the piriformis muscle it may be necessary to provide therapy for other muscles near piriformis and even to muscles opposing piriformis to improve muscular balance. Comprehensive treatment with massage and bodywork, in conjunction with a home program of stretching and exercise, usually helps to completely resolve Piriformis Syndrome.

Other Treatments for Piriformis Syndrome

While massage therapy and bodywork are an excellent treatment for Piriformis Syndrome there are other treatments you should discuss with your physician:

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Getting The Best Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Treatment

If you are constantly suffering from frequent headaches, weakness and swollen glands, then it’s the time to visit doctor as they all are signs of fatigue. The symptoms of fatigue vary from person to person. But it is indeed important to treat chronic fatigue syndrome as early as possible so that a person can lead a fit and healthy life.

After detailed medical examination including tests of the patients, therapies and treatments are prescribed. Chronic fatigue syndrome treatments include intake of healthy diet, caffeine, stress reduction methods, alcohol, regular exercising and avoidance of consumption of junk food, heavy meal, caffeine and alcohol. The various treatments for curing signs of fatigue are written below in the article in detail-have a look!

Sleeping pills

If home remedies like avoidance of caffeine don’t help in getting good sleep at night, then you must ask your doctor to prescribe sleeping pills to you which is one of the major reasons for chronic fatigue syndrome.

Antidepressants

Since depression is one of the main reason for chronic fatigue syndrome. It is first important to cure depression using antidepressants. You would be surprised to read that low doses of antidepressants improve sleep and alleviate pain. You would be glad to know that psychological counseling and gentle exercise program too helps in treating chronic fatigue syndrome in an effective way!

Exercises

An educated therapist can play a big role in curing fatigue by prescribing you different types of exercises that best suits you. Initially you can start with stretching and low impact exercises for few minutes in a day. Once your strength and endurances increases, you can gradually increase the intensity of exercises with time.

Psychological counseling

It is true that chronic fatigue syndrome poses lot of limitations on a person. Taking with a counselor can help him or her to figure out options for solving this problem. Counselor will guide you over ways to control your life in a positive way.

Diet for chronic fatigue syndrome

Eating balanced diet is the best way to treat this painful ailment. Your daily diet should comprise of grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy (cheese, yogurt or low fat milk) and protein (lean meats, poultry, dried beans and fish).

Consumption of adequate proteins in your diet helps in proper growth and maintenance of your body. Proteins not only help in building up of tissues and cells but also necessary for hormones, enzymes and antibodies which keeps your body hale and hearty.

Getting the best at the right time is a most important thing that can help patients suffering from fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. So do not overlook the problem and try to get the treatment as early as possible.

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Premenstrual Syndrome Relief From Goodbye Pms Clinic

Suffering from the ravages of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)? Don’t give up hope! At Goodbye PMS we offer a variety of things that you can try in order to reduce your We will help reduce those PMS blues, and that PMS bloating.

, Goodbye PMS specializes in identifying the causes of female hormonal imbalance symptoms. For studying PMS, we use a variety of non-invasive tests to establish the causes of sufferers problems and via a friendly consultation process look at ways of treating and alleviating these symptoms.

Many women who regularly suffer from would like to investigate the specific causes of their debilitating symptoms. At Goodbye PMS offer you the opportunity to address your recurring symptoms of PMS by focusing on nutrition. Many scientific studies have shown that diet and food intake can have a significant impact on hormone imbalance in women and a bloated stomach.

Identifying the specific causes is the first step in PMS treatment. There are a number of non-invasive tests which we can run to assess different contributing markers, such as:

Hormone imbalance, looking particularly at the levels of the female hormones progesterone and oestrogen
Abnormal stress responses, including cortisol and DHEA secretion
Gastro-intestinal status, focusing on the levels of good gut bacteria, dysbiotic bacteria and parasites, and yeast overgrowth (commonly referred to as Candida).

A compromised gut environment can impact on nutrient uptake, which may contribute significantly to unwanted symptoms. To achieve PMS relief, it is vital to address these issues.

The first step in gaining is to identify possible nutrient deficiencies which may exacerbate symptoms. Specific vitamins and minerals deficiencies related to PMS sufferers have been observed to be corrected in double-blind, placebo-controlled studies.

Contact us for specialist advice in PMS Diet and PMS Nutrition all based out of our PMS clinic in Oxford – [emailprotected]

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