Lower back pain

Many people suffer for years with chronic lower back pain. This pain may settle down for a while but can flare up acutely when least expected.

It may strike suddenly just from bending down, twisting or lifting something.  lower back pain affects everything people do from walking to driving to housework and gardening. Simple everyday tasks require careful planning and lots of time.

Using Kinesiology muscle testing I will check to find the root cause of the problem and treat it over a number of sessions. Treatment may involve massaging very specific points on the body through the clothing. This will strengthen important muscles which keep the back strong and flexible. In the case of an unstable pelvis I will balance it by placing two wedge shaped blocks in specific locations under the hips. This uses the body’s own weight to bring it gently back into alignment. In some cases lower back pain is due to an imbalance in the neck and jaw muscles. This is something I can check and relieve by massaging points on the jaw and neck area.

Shoulder & joint pain

I use similar methods for treating neck pain and pain in shoulders, knees and hips. As everything in the body is connected when we resolve a problem in one area it has a positive affect throughout the entire body.

Temporal Mandibular Joint or TMJ

The TMJ is the most complex joint in the whole body.  It is located just below the ear. This joint allows us to open and close the mouth. It also moves the jaw from side to side and the chin forward and back. It has a greater range of movement than any of our other joints.

A massive 50% of sensory and motor brain cells are devoted to the TMJ.  An imbalance here can have a knock on effect on many different muscles throughout the body. It can cause soreness in the jaw and neck pain. It can affect the shoulders and even the lower back. There are several different muscles involved with the TMJ. Some of these can tighten and spasm on one or both sides of the jaw. We tend to hold a lot of tension in the jaw area without even realising it

Using Kinesiology techniques I can “turn down” or relax very tight jaw muscles. In many cases re-setting the TMJ muscles has a very positive impact on the entire body by releasing stress and tension.

Old Injuries

The muscle memory of old injuries remains in the body for many years after the injury happened. This is because just before impact the whole body contracts to protect the brain and vital organs. Even long after scars have healed muscles still hold on to tension. This may greatly limit flexibility in certain areas of the body such as the hips. Using Kinesiology muscle testing I can find out if and where any old injuries are held. Then using very gentle movements of the head and feet I can help to release the tension and improve flexibility.

Sligo Kinesiology helping people with back pain
Patricia at Sligo Kinesiology relaxing the jaw muscles to help neck and jaw pain