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by SteveMalk
Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to break free
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: How to break free

I HIGHLY recommend everyone listen to this...go to the Second Chapter audio/video at this link, and listen to Tolle in the second section of Chapter 2. (there are 5 sections). He talks to a lady that has chronic pain, we can learn from this (I did) http://www.oprah.com/obc_classic/webcast/archive/ar...
by SteveMalk
Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stuck at 80%
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Re: Stuck at 80%

So are you guys saying for him to do NO internal PT at all?
by SteveMalk
Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:26 am
Forum: Clinics, Therapists & Doctors
Topic: Who are the BEST PT's in the midwest?
Replies: 1
Views: 333

Who are the BEST PT's in the midwest?

Can someone give me recommendations for really good PT's that live anywhere in the midwest, central USA? It seems like the best ones are on the coast like NYC or CA.

Thanks!
by SteveMalk
Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Neue01's Case
Replies: 145
Views: 3072

Re: Time Frames

I never do two days in a row. I aim for around 3 times a week. This is about once a day, every other day. Sometimes it really feels great the next day or afterward, other times, it actually feels like it tightens up MORE the next few days. But I'm just sticking with it. I've had it nearly 10 years (...
by SteveMalk
Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My progress (Calguy's Case)
Replies: 222
Views: 4988

Re: sphincter pain

Yep, the sphincter and just at the attachments to the tailbone are the worse. It feels like thick bands that hurt greatly and are very tough. When I "strum" them, it is that "salt in a wound" feeling. :boom: My main issue has always been that "golf ball in the rectum" feeling along with rectal spasm...
by SteveMalk
Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: trigger points that go away and return in a minute
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: trigger points that go away and return in a minute

My worst pain and muscle tightness, etc is just in the rectum. I don't really have "points", more like tight bands of muscle that are hard and sore when I stroke them or "strum" them like a guitar. Anyone else have this as well? Is this what you meant by "milking"? I've had it for nearly 10 years no...
by SteveMalk
Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello, Strobers here
Replies: 117
Views: 1849

Re: Other problems since you got this one

I was seeing a hypnotherapist, a really great one who suffered from IC and tinnitus for ten solid years. She had the whole hydro extension done where the doctor found the tell tale signs of the disease in her bladder and her ears were ringing off the hook. She said that everything completely went a...
by SteveMalk
Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello, Strobers here
Replies: 117
Views: 1849

Re: Other problems since you got this one

Biggest secondary problems from CPPS: Anxiety and Depression But the real question is...did anxiety and depression exist FIRST, and the pain SECOND or vice versa? Speaking of Dr. Sarno, I have been at the crossroads many times in this struggle with horrible Levator Ani Syndrome (CPPS) for nearly 10 ...
by SteveMalk
Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is most important for you- PT or relaxation?
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: What is most important for you- PT or relaxation?

It's way to "not care or worry about any thing" vibe. That is not it at all. The main point is ACCEPTANCE. Basically changing what you can, accept what you can't, and most of all...live in the moment, and not your past. She has us question our thoughts which usually lead to chronic anxiety, worry, ...
by SteveMalk
Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Using a wand?
Replies: 3
Views: 244

I just tried using the wand that NoMoPain recommends. I could feel the stretch, but little pain. But when I use my finger instead, I can REALLY feel the tight bands that are super painful. There is a huge difference in how one vs. the other feels. I guess I will have to continue to experiment...mayb...
by SteveMalk
Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very tight anal sphincter
Replies: 7
Views: 443

I'm in the same situation as jimbo. My main problem is that my rectum is "tight as a drum". I found these diators online: http://www.enemasupply.com/klimdi.html Has anyone ever tried the type of plug you can insert into the rectum and pump it to make it expand? This would also help stretch. Here is ...
by SteveMalk
Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this normal after doing PT?
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Yes, I do daily relaxation at least twice. And stretching on my abs and thighs.
by SteveMalk
Fri Sep 28, 2007 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this normal after doing PT?
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Is this normal after doing PT?

Ok, so my main problem is having the tight rectum with tons of spasms (golfball feeling). It has been this way for years and years. Over a week or so ago I started doing PT internally, very simple stretching with a finger with lube. I would slowly stretch at the 12, 3, 6 and 9 position. The sphinter...
by SteveMalk
Mon Sep 17, 2007 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your experiences with Self Internal Work...
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Thanks flump and scooby... I did two days in a row of internal treatment, probably 30 minutes each time. I've had two days off now and still seems irritated. But I have woken up and it doesn't feel near as tight, but then the pain comes later on with a vengeance. Both of you mentioned some exact thi...
by SteveMalk
Sun Sep 16, 2007 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your experiences with Self Internal Work...
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Your experiences with Self Internal Work...

I've had rectal spasm for nearly 8 years or more. I have the golfball feeling up high under the tailbone with spasm, tightness, burning, etc. That is really my main issue. I have seen PT's who have found tons of trigger points in there. No other issues have been found. I've been stuck between the tw...