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by mbaker
Fri Jul 18, 2008 5:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pain question and NYC docs
Replies: 8
Views: 566

Re: Pain question and NYC docs

I second Webslave's advice - go see Marilyn. She's excellent and very experienced with this condition in men. I saw her myself last year.

mb
by mbaker
Fri Jul 18, 2008 5:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hot baths
Replies: 4
Views: 410

Re: Hot baths

Try adding Epsom salts to the water to make it more relaxing. Jacuzzi's help relax you more although I find them annoying for more than 10 min. Also, turn the lights down (not out). Staring at a candle in dim light can help relax you. Best suggestion though is to practice meditation. You could do so...
by mbaker
Fri Jul 18, 2008 4:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stubborn trigger points (Ramana's Case)
Replies: 168
Views: 6766

Re: Stubborn trigger points (Ramana's Case)

Have you tried getting a prescription for Ultracet or Ultram from your doc?

mb
by mbaker
Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Flare
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: New Flare

Calguy, Find the painful spot, press down and hold for 60s. Then release. Then rub the spot to get blood flowing again. Repeat a few times a day over several days. Don't overdo it by pushing so hard you bruise, or so often you irritate the skin. This has worked for me on these abs issues. And yes, m...
by mbaker
Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: focusing on pelvic support muscles
Replies: 1
Views: 234

focusing on pelvic support muscles

Guys, Just a short word. I've spent the last 4 months working, under guidance, on various muscle groups that surround and support the pelvic area. These include the g. medius, adductors, and trans. ab. Some the strengthening exercises are Pilates inspired. Initially I could only do a few reps of the...
by mbaker
Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: b complex vitamins
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: b complex vitamins

Best suggestion here is to go get your blood tested by your doc. Ask for a "vitamin panel" including all of the B's, C, Folic Acid, D. Throw in A and E if you can. Anything in the 25% quartile of normal (low-end) is suspect per Dr Travell's books on Myofascial pain. For me, my B7 was non-existent, B...
by mbaker
Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:14 am
Forum: Research News & Updates
Topic: Fed Issues Cipro Warning
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: Fed Issues Cipro Warning

It was after 3 days of Cipro for a groin infection (skin near crease) that I came down with CPPS. I ended up in the hospital with chest pains, flank pain, etc. Thought I was having a heart attack. They found nothing despite tests. Later, a PT examining me, found that my chest wall was filled with fl...
by mbaker
Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:47 am
Forum: Clinics, Therapists & Doctors
Topic: Who are the BEST PT's in the midwest?
Replies: 1
Views: 361

Re: Who are the BEST PT's in the midwest?

Go see Jackie Hutchison, MPT. She relocated from the DC area to Iowa with her family. Here is her page - http://www.grmc.us/.

She's one of the best male pelvic pain PTs there is.

Hope this helps,
-mb
by mbaker
Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stubborn trigger points (Ramana's Case)
Replies: 168
Views: 6766

Re: Stubborn trigger points

Go to Travell's Volume 1 book, Chapter 4. The whole chapter discusses issues around nutition and myofascial pain.

--mb
by mbaker
Wed Apr 16, 2008 3:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stubborn trigger points (Ramana's Case)
Replies: 168
Views: 6766

Re: Stubborn trigger points

I've mentioned this before, but Dr. Travell in her books on myofascial pain indicates that key vitamins B1, B6, B12, Folic Acid and C are sometimes deficient in people with chronic pain. Only way to know for sure if via blood tests your doctor can order for you. My doc also included B5, B7, Iron, A ...
by mbaker
Sat Mar 08, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does Elavil do?
Replies: 14
Views: 568

Re: What does Elavil do?

It can take a month or so for Elavil to have full effect so it's possible what you've felt is a bit of a placebo effect. Take it for 30 days and see how it goes. I take it, and it's very helpful. Just be careful of eating binges 'cause you can gain wait taking meds like this.

--mb
by mbaker
Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Obturator internus Stretch?
Replies: 10
Views: 773

Re: Obturator internus Stretch?

There are pictures in the book that do it better justice than a text explanation. Basically you lay on your back, knee bent, put a rope around your foot for stability and gentle assist, and then rotate your outward (clockwise). You do 10 reps, holding 2-3s each rep. Then you go vertical, move your l...
by mbaker
Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Obturator internus Stretch?
Replies: 10
Views: 773

Re: Obturator internus Stretch?

Suggest you get Aaron Mattes book on Active Isolated Stretching. He covers an exercise for the Internal Hip Rotators of which the Ob. Internus is just one of the them. I do this exercise regularly along with one for the External Hip Rotators. You can find the book on Amazon . --mb http://ecx.images-...
by mbaker
Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Internal TrP work: TrPs move away / muscles appear to float
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Re: Internal TrP work: TrPs move away / muscles appear to float

Hmm. Not sure I'd agree with the notion that pressing on trigger points, etc makes them stick around but go latent. Nothing in Dr. Travell's massive tomes on Trps, or the Clair book mentions anything about this. Trps can be resistant to going away especially if there are other structural problems th...
by mbaker
Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stubborn trigger points (Ramana's Case)
Replies: 168
Views: 6766

Re: Stubborn trigger points

As long as she continues to hold the Trps for 60-90s first, followed by Thiele when she's done, the pain is a good sign. It's likely the blood and nutrients flowing into the area of muscle that's been deprived of this for some time. The Clair Trigger Point Manual also says to use a stroking motion r...