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Muscle Pain vs Nerve Pain

PAIN It’s a part of the human condition. Let’s face it, if you’re alive, you’ve felt pain at one point or another. Worse, yet, is when you go to see someone for your pain, and you have to pay for

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Massage for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: What a pain (in the neck, the arm, and the hand)

Referral pattern of the scalenes, which can cause Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Picture Copyright: J. Smolders, B.A., D.C. 1984

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (or TOS) Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (or TOS for short) is a common problem characterized by numbness, tingling, and pain in the neck, down the arm, and into the fingertips.  Traditionally, thoracic outlet syndrome is

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How I Manage My Pain

“Katey, what do YOU do for pain?” This seems to be a pretty hot topic for my clients. I’m a professional at managing pain, so it makes a lot of sense that I’d have some nifty pain-management regimen  to pass

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You are WRECKING your back!

Back pain causes problems for so many people, but it rarely occurs because of one thing. There’s a reason why the old phrase is “The straw that breaks the camel’s back.” There could be a number of things that you’re

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Easing Rotator Cuff Pain with Massage Therapy

What is the Rotator Cuff?       The rotator cuff (sometimes mistakenly called the “rotator cup”) is a name for the area of the shoulder where the humerus (upper arm bone) meets the body in a “ball and socket”

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Sciatica: Treating with Massage

Sharp, stabbing pain in the hip and glute. Referred pain and tingling that travels down the back of the leg and sometimes wrapping around to the big toe. If you’ve ever experienced sciatic pain, you rarely need a doctor to tell

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