Balance Point Muscle Balance is a unique therapy for the treatment of musculoskeletal imbalances. These imbalances encompass most of the aches and pains we all suffer from at one time or another. Balance Point therapies eliminate the cause of the pain, so the symptoms go away. We’ve been able to eliminate the pain and suffering in hundreds of patients who had been told that nothing could be done for them. This therapy works great on sports injuries like rotator cuff strains and equally well on repetitive strain injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome.
Since muscle imbalances cause the vast majority of aches and pains that cause suffering, it is extremely important to maintain balanced muscles. When a joint of your body is misaligned, it throws abnormal stress on certain areas of the joint. If a tendon is stressed it becomes irritated and tendinitis will develop. If bursae are irritated, the result is bursitis. These irritations to the tendon and bursa may be caused by muscular hypertension, too much tension in the muscle. When a muscle is over-stressed, damage to its fibers can occur, causing the imbalance or creating misalignment. Some of these misalignments cause the cartilage in a joint to wear out abnormally fast or certain areas to receive stress as other muscles begin to compensate for the imbalance, leading to conditions like osteoarthritis or degenerative cartilage. Spinal misalignments usually cause inflammation and pressure on a spinal nerve leading to weakness, tingling, numbness or pain or otherwise affects the normal function of whatever area of your body the nerve supplies.
How does Balance Point Muscle Balance work?
It is a very precise deep tissue technique that breaks up scar tissue (adhesions) in traumatized muscles. Scar tissue in a muscle causes it to shorten. When a muscle becomes short enough it will pull the bone it is attached to out of normal alignment. After each treatment, your body heals the muscle so that it shifts closer and closer to its normal length. This allows the misaligned bone to move back to its proper position and stay there. Flexibility and normal movement are also restored. An evaluation is performed in order to target the specific muscles involved in the condition. During each treatment, the involved bones and other structures (discs, bursae, muscles, and ligaments) may also receive a special treatment. Its effectiveness comes from one simple fact: massage eliminates the cause of the problem instead of just treating the symptoms. Treating symptoms is expensive and time consuming because only temporary relief is obtained; therefore, treatments are never ending. Treating the cause allows for complete healing so endless treatments are not necessary.
What you need to know
There are two main reasons for muscle weakness. One is muscle atrophy, as in the case of having a limb encased in a cast after having been broken. You can see how that part of the limb shrinks because of nor using it. The correction for that is to exercise the muscle.
The other reason a muscle would be weak is because of trauma. A traumatized muscle is always weak. Use caution, therefore, when engaging in physical therapy exercised that require the flexion of a traumatized muscle. This could lead to muscle compensation that would not only re-injure the same muscle but would lead to stress on other muscles and tendons as they endeavor to carry the load of the weak, traumatized muscle. Carefully seek and choose a qualified therapist who will not require you to work the injured muscle nor will force you to perform the exercise despite unreasonable pain.
What are some of the other problems Muscle Balancing may successfully treat?
Besides pain in the neck, shoulders, knees, elbows, and hips, Muscle Balancing treats:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome (wrist)
- TMJ syndrome (jaw pain)
- Vertebral disc herniations and disc degeneration
- Headaches (tension and migraines)
- Sciatic nerve pain
- Arthritis (osteo) of hips, knees, fingers, spine and other areas.
- Tennis and golfer's elbow
- Rotator cuff strains (tears)
- Bunions and numerous other foot and ankle problems
- A number of surgeries -- especially spinal, knee, and shoulder -- have been prevented.
I Know Pain
"I injured my back when I was 20, separated my shoulder muscle twice in my mid-20s, and suffered whiplash from an auto accident in 2000. I was able to recover from each injury, although I still had mild to moderate symptoms, and in my late 30s was feeling healthier and stronger than I did in my 20s.
Then just before the cold and snow of the winter of 2009 blew in, I suffered a rear end collision that totaled my Jeep! Can you imagine what it would take to total a Jeep? The frame was bent, the rear suspension was broken so that it fell almost to the ground, the back of my seat broke so that I was laying down, and the transmission was pushed into the engine so that it wouldn’t start. I was disoriented, not just because I was hit so hard, but also because my Jeep was facing in the opposite direction!
The end result was 5 herniated discs, two of them severe and one with a tear in it. I had severe pain down left arm, severe numbness (as if my arm wasn’t even there) and severe weakness, so weak I couldn’t push open the front door of my office. My low back pain was aggravated and painful too. To compound the injury, I was 40 years old when it happened. According to the pain management specialist, the pattern was the same: trauma, inflammation, loss of range of motion, scar tissue and fusion of the bones, ultimately ending in surgery.
The case was complicated so I had to hire an attorney some two years later. You can only imagine how pleased I was when the attorney asked me at what level was my pain and I told him I had no pain. I was even more pleased at his reaction: “What? You’re not in any pain?” Then after our initial interview he again asked, “Are you sure you’re not in pain?”
Imagine that, he expected to find the same injury pattern and level of pain in me that he saw in all of his other clients. The case went to court and he expected to win at least $50,000 to pay for the surgery I was supposed to have. The bad news is, I was only awarded $10,000. The good news is, I have no need for surgery at all. Years later and I’m still pain free. This I owe to a healthy lifestyle, good nutrition, acupuncture, muscle balancing and chiropractic. These results can be the same with you! I would love to teach you how to heal yourself."
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