Pain Relief

When your body is healthy and happy, it does not hurt. When muscles, tissues, and joints are traumatized by repetitive motion, injury or stress, they must be treated. Otherwise, your body may experience dysfunction. This will show up as a health crisis. This can be anything from pain in your joints and muscles to organ dysfunction and even disease. This affects not only your musculoskeletal and organ systems, it also slows your metabolism, compromising your immune system. A compromised immune system inhibits your body’s ability to heal from new injuries, heal old injuries and function properly. This shows up as chronic pain and increased inflammation in your gut, tissues, and joints. Chronic pain and increased inflammation causes additional stress and weight gain. This leads to a longer heal time.

TJ specializes in identifying and correcting the cause of your pain rather than chasing your symptoms. Do not suffer in pain and discomfort needlessly. If you have a condition that has not responded well to traditional medical care or other therapy treatments, or you simply desire to achieve optimum wellness in your life, come in and see how TJ can help you.

Pain relief means no pain

 

Shoulder Pain

Your shoulder is highly susceptible to injury and trauma. It is the most mobile joint in your body. Therefore, it is also the most unstable joint in your body. Your shoulder blades attach to your ribs, collar bones, and arms by the muscles and ligaments to make up your shoulder joint. These muscles need to work in harmony for your shoulder to function properly. Reaching into the back seat while driving, poor posture at your desk, a fall, or even executing a movement or exercise incorrectly, overuse of your arm, your neck, or accidents that cause strains or sprains of your shoulder muscles and/or ligaments can lead to shoulder pain and disease.

You may be experiencing shoulder pain if you:

  • Have had a shoulder injury
  • Participate in overhead or repetitive shoulder movements (ususally sports or work related)
  • Carry a heavy bag (e.g. purse or backpack) on one shoulder
  • Push or pull heavy objects, particularly overhead (usually due to work, travel, or sports)
  • Have poor body mechanics
  • Have poor posture
  • Constantly dieting, or starving yourself
  • Have experienced whiplash (usually due to an auto collision, a fall or other accident)
  • Are age 40 or older
  • Are a female experiencing hormonal changes

Low Back Pain

Your low back is comprised of your lumbar vertebrae, intervertebral discs, nerves, muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints. These structures connect movement between your upper and lower body. They stabilize your upper body while mobilizing your lower body. Most low back pain can be attributed to poor posture, injury or trauma due to a sprain or strain of your muscles and/or ligaments causing dysfunction and structural changes. Poor posture, poor body mechanics, poor organ function, weak core musculature and additional body weight also contribute to dysfunction and structural changes resulting in subsequent pain.

You may be experiencing low back pain if you:

  • Have had a prior back injury
  • Have poor posture
  • Have poor body mechanics
  • Wear heels or worn down shoes
  • Use an old, too soft sunken mattress
  • Carry a heavy bag (e.g. purse or backpack) or objects
  • Push or pull heavy objects
  • Are sedentary
  • Are overweight
  • Have poor sleeping habits
  • Participate in repetitive movements (e.g. athletic endeavors, excessive weight lifting, prolonged sitting)
  • Are hyperflexible
  • Have experienced a fracture of one of your lumbar vertebrae or hips
  • Experiencing constipation
  • Are between the ages of 30 and 50
  • Are pregnant
  • Smoke

Hip Pain

Your hip is comprised of your sacrum, hip bones, thigh bones, nerves, muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints. These support you when your are standing, sitting, and moving. These muscles and structures connect movement between your upper and lower body to keep your body fluid. Hip pain can be attributed to injury or trauma due to a sprain or strain of your hip muscles and/or ligaments causing dysfunction and structural changes. Poor posture, poor body mechanics, poor organ function, weak core musculature and additional body weight also contribute to dysfunction and structural changes that cause hip pain.

You may be experiencing hip pain if you:

  • Have previously had a prior hip injury
  • sciatica
  • Have poor posture
  • Wear heels or worn down shoes
  • Have poor body mechanics
  • Use an old, too soft sunken mattress
  • Perform repetitive work tasks or athletic activities
  • Are sedentary
  • Are overweight
  • High cholesterol
  • High triglycerides
  • Low LDL
  • Have weak and/or tight hip musculature
  • Have poor sleeping habits
  • Are hyperflexible
  • Have experienced a fracture of one of your lumbar vertebrae or hips
  • Are overweight
  • Are pregnant
  • Smoke
  • Have a forward head carriage also known as text neck
  • Look at a computer monitor for an extended period of time
  • Have perviously experience a neck, jaw, shoulder, or rib injury
  • Text excessively
  • Improve circulation
  • Improve joint flexibility
  • Prevent Further Joint Damage
  • Ease stress, depression, and anxiety
  • Bring balance to structures
  • Alleviate pain
  • Enhance immunity
  • Heal injuries
  • Improve circulation
  • Improve joint flexibility
  • Prevent Further Joint Damage
  • Ease stress, depression, and anxiety

Neck Pain

Your neck is made up of your collar bone, cervical spine, and soft tissues.  The soft tissues are made up of muscles, tendons and ligaments that connect your cervical spine to your head, shoulders, collar bones, ribs and low back. When your neck is healthy it moves in a multitude of directions. Because of this it is at risk for more injuries and structural changes as it is less protected than the rest of your spine. Problems with your neck and/or jaw can lead to headaches, shoulder pain and lower back pain. Generally an accident, overuse injuries, a forward head position, diseases, or improper sleeping habits can cause neck pain..

You may be experiencing neck pain if you:

  • Have a forward head carriage also known as text neck
  • Look at a computer monitor for an extended period of time
  • Have perviously experience a neck, jaw, shoulder, or rib injury
  • Text excessively
  • Have overuse injuries which trigger muscles strains
  • Are constantly dieting or starving yourself
  • Have a nerve compression disorder
  • Have experienced whiplash (usually due to an auto collision or slip and fall)

Tailbone Pain

Your low back is comprised of your lumbar vertebrae, intervertebral discs, nerves, muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints. These structures connect movement between your upper and lower body. They stabilize your upper body while mobilizing your lower body. Most low back pain can be attributed to poor posture, injury or trauma due to a sprain or strain of your muscles and/or ligaments causing dysfunction and structural changes. Poor posture, poor body mechanics, poor organ function, weak core musculature and additional body weight also contribute to dysfunction and structural changes resulting in subsequent pain.

You may be experiencing tailbone pain if you:

  • Have a forward head carriage also known as text neck
  • Look at a computer monitor for an extended period of time
  • Have perviously experience a neck, jaw, shoulder, or rib injury
  • Text excessively
  • Improve circulation
  • Improve joint flexibility
  • Prevent Further Joint Damage
  • Ease stress, depression, and anxiety
  • Bring balance to structures
  • Alleviate pain
  • Enhance immunity
  • Heal injuries
  • Improve circulation
  • Improve joint flexibility
  • Prevent Further Joint Damage
  • Ease stress, depression, and anxiety

Pelvic Pain

Your pelvic floor is made up of an intricate system of muscles that attach inside the hip bones, attaching to the tailbone and inner thighs. When the structures and muscles of the hip, abdominals and back are changed the pelvic floor is also changed and does not function well. These changes can occur from a slip and catching yourself, a slip and fall, an accident, hormonal changes, physical activity, additional abdominal fat, or child birth. Pelvic pain can interfere with daily living causing changes in tailbone function, pelvic floor function, bowel or bladder function and cause painful intercourse.

You may be experiencing pelvic pain if you:

  • Have a forward head carriage also known as text neck
  • Look at a computer monitor for an extended period of time
  • Have perviously experience a neck, jaw, shoulder, or rib injury
  • Text excessively
  • Improve circulation
  • Improve joint flexibility
  • Prevent Further Joint Damage
  • Ease stress, depression, and anxiety
  • Bring balance to structures
  • Alleviate pain
  • Enhance immunity
  • Heal injuries
  • Improve circulation
  • Improve joint flexibility
  • Prevent Further Joint Damage
  • Ease stress, depression, and anxiety

Knee Pain

Your knee is hinge joint comprised of bones, nerves, ligaments, and muscles. These structures bend and straighten your knees. Proper function of your knee depends on the proper positioning and function of the foot, ankle and hip during movement. The knee is especially at risk for injury during lateral and pivoting movements. Knee pain can be attributed to injury or trauma due to a sprain or strain of your muscles and/or ligaments causing dysfunction and structural changes. Poor posture, poor body mechanics, hormonal changes (going through puberty) and “wear and tear” contribute to structural changes, dysfunction and pain.

You may be experiencing knee pain if you:

  • Have had a prior hip, knee, ankle, or foot injury
  • Have poor posture
  • Wear heels or worn out shoes
  • Lift, push or pull heavy objects – due to work, travel or sports
  • Repetitive activities – athletics, squatting, climbing
  • Are sedentary
  • Are overweight

Mid Back Pain

Your mid back is a complex system of structures comprised of your thoracic vertebrae, intervertebral discs, nerves, muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints. These structures connect the upper back to the and and shoulder. They stabilize your upper back while mobilizing your ribs, shoulders and neck. They also stabilize your shoulders while mobilizing your upper and mid back. Poor posture, injury or trauma as well as age-related factors including bone strength, muscular strength, joint integrity and elasticity can alter your functional structure and increase your susceptibility to dysfunction, injury, and pain. This can also lead to organ dysfunction.

You may be experiencing mid back pain if you:

  • Have had a prior back injury
  • Have poor posture
  • Wear a wire or unsupportive bra
  • Wear heels or worn out shoes
  • Carry a heavy bag (e.g. purse or backpack) on one shoulder
  • Push or pull heavy objects, overhead or with a single arm
  • Are sedentary
  • Have poor sleeping habits
  • Participate in repetitive movements (e.g. athletic endeavors, excessive gripping, lifting, typing or clerical work)
  • Have poor body mechanics
  • Are hyperflexible
  • Have experienced a fracture of one of your thoracic vertebrae or ribs
  • Are overweight
  • Are between the ages of 30 and 50
  • Are pregnant
  • Smoke
  • Have a forward head carriage also known as text neck
  • Look at a computer monitor for an extended period of time
  • Have perviously experience a neck, jaw, shoulder, or rib injury
  • Text excessively
  • Improve circulation
  • Improve joint flexibility
  • Prevent Further Joint Damage
  • Ease stress, depression, and anxiety
  • Bring balance to structures
  • Alleviate pain
  • Enhance immunity
  • Heal injuries
  • Improve circulation
  • Improve joint flexibility
  • Prevent Further Joint Damage
  • Ease stress, depression, and anxiety

Elbow, Hand and Wrist Pain

Your arm is comprised of your elbow, hand and wrist. The soft tissues and joints of your arm work together to perform both large and small movements. The muscles of your hand cross through your wrist and attach to your elbow. Muscles from your shoulder also cross the elbow. Pain in your elbow, wrist, and hand can be due to repetitive actions, trauma, overuse, or holding and/or carrying too much weight over an extended period of time.  Compromising any of these joints will result in inhibited motion and pain when performing even the simplest of tasks. As a result, dysfunction and pain will occur.

You may be experiencing elbow, hand, and wrist pain if you:

    • Have ever had an elbow, hand or wrist injury
    • Tennis Elbow

Trigger Finger or Thumb

Carpal Tunnel

  • Perform repetitive movements (e.g. athletic endeavors, excessive gripping, lifting, typing or clerical work)
  • Have poor body mechanics
  • Are hyper-flexible
  • Have experienced a fall or other accident
  • Are age 40 or older
  • Text excessively

 

Jaw Pain

Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is made up of soft tissues, your temporal bone and your jaw bone. These soft tissues connect your jaw and skull to open and close your mouth. Together these structures work when you talk, chew and swallow.  Therefore, if your jaw becomes misaligned, you will experience dysfunction, pain, and clicking. As a result, this joint will decalcify and deteriorate. Your neck, shoulders, collar bones, and ribs play a role in the way the muscles of your jaw are functioning. A forward head position, overuse injury, accident,  improper sleeping habits and diseases can be attributed to most TMJ pain.

You may be experiencing jaw pain if you:

  • Have a forward head carriage also known as text neck
  • Look at a computer monitor for an extended period of time
  • Have perviously experience a neck, jaw, shoulder, or rib injury
  • Work excessively on a laptop
  • Text excessively
  • Chew Gum
  • Only chew on one side of your mouth
  • Have experienced whiplash (usually due to an auto collision)
  • Are sleeping with a non supportive pillow
  • Have overuse injuries which trigger muscles strains

Ankle Pain

Your ankles are made up of bones, nerves, ligaments, and muscles. Your two lower leg bones form your ankle bones and rest on top of your foot bones forming your ankle. These structures mobilize and stabilize your ankles and feet. Alterations in these structures and the movement of these structures create stress in the knees, hips and low back. Ankle pain can be attributed to poor standing posture, poor sitting posture, poor body mechanics, weight gain, structural changes, poor shoes and “wear and tear” causing injury or trauma spraining or straining your muscles and/or ligaments causing dysfunction and pain in the ankle.

You may be experiencing ankle pain if you:

  • Have had a prior hip, knee, ankle, or foot injury
  • ACL/MCL tear
  • ankle sprain/strain
  • plantar fasciitis
  • Are hyper flexible in your knee or hip
  • Have poor posture
  • Have abnormal arches
  • Wear heels or worn out shoes
  • Have a sudden increase in standing or physical activities
  • Repetitive activities – work or athletic endeavors
  • Are sedentary
  • Are overweight