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by jcacciat
Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Clinics, Therapists & Doctors
Topic: Chicagoland PT
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: Chicagoland PT

Elitynski,

Thank you. What made O'Keefe worth the time? What treatment did she provide and what benefits did you obtain? Many thanks for any insights.
by jcacciat
Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:32 am
Forum: Clinics, Therapists & Doctors
Topic: Chicagoland PT
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Chicagoland PT

Looking for a PT in the Chicago area. I see that Rhonda Kotarinos is no longer listed on this site. Is she no longer in practice? I would love to hear from someone who has recently seen someone in that area and had some degree of success. Thanks.
by jcacciat
Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: paradoxical relaxation
Replies: 7
Views: 564

Re: paradoxical relaxation

The mind is made to think; therefore, it does. Paradoxical relaxation is the practice of mindfulness with the focus on sensation in the body, rather than a focus exclusively on breathing or a mantra as in other forms of meditation. But for me, the calming of the mind is what is most important, and t...
by jcacciat
Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TrP injections or dry needling
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Re: TrP injections or dry needling

I don't think there is a quick fix at all. But if the dry needling can be palliative, it may help me to relax more and it may be one more step to resolving the abdominal trigger points. I have a pretty simple case at this point in that a group of abdominal trigger points are believed to be causing a...
by jcacciat
Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Muscle Spasm & Anxiety Tx
Topic: paradoxical relaxation
Replies: 7
Views: 564

Re: paradoxical relaxation

I agree that the book lacks specific instructions. I mix autogenic relaxation with efforts to do paradoxical relaxation. The basic technique of paradoxical relaxation is to identify an area of tension anywhere in the body and focus on it. Then focus on resting with the tension. This means the tensio...
by jcacciat
Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TrP injections or dry needling
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Re: TrP injections or dry needling

Thanks, critthinker. Did you just do dry needling, or did you also have injections of lidocaine or a similar substance? Trying to figure out if there is any advantage of one over the other. Thoughts appreciated.
by jcacciat
Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TrP injections or dry needling
Replies: 8
Views: 399

TrP injections or dry needling

I attended the Wise clinic in September and have made a lot of progress with my condition. It is now obvious that the lion's share of my pain originates in the lower and later abdominal muscles (rectus abdominus, I believe). Those trigger points are stubborn. I realize there have been previous posts...
by jcacciat
Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need Some Serious Help (GARYS case)
Replies: 214
Views: 4029

Re: Do trigger points have to refer pain?

Gary, it's Joe from the clinic. My trigger points do not tend to refer pain, either (although the internal puborectalis refers mildly to the penis). However, I get relief from internal and external TrP release work, as well as from stretching. I've seen small, incremental improvements, and I know th...
by jcacciat
Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Exercise ball
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Exercise ball

ppp, a PT told me that these balls are generally used for core strengthening, including strengthening of the pelvic muscles. We don't want to be doing that. If you are not using it for therapeutic purposes, but just for sitting purposes, I don't know the answer. My gut feeling is that you will want ...
by jcacciat
Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question about internal PT
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: Question about internal PT

Makes me wonder if she knows what she's doing. I think I'm going to enroll in the next available W-A Clinic. I know this all takes time, but I can't help but feeling like I'm wasting time. yoink15, how often do you see your PT?
by jcacciat
Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question about internal PT
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Question about internal PT

I had a PT session today where the therapist worked internally on the puborectalis muscle, which seems to be the main source of my pain. This was my 6th session, and the most painful so far. After the session, I noticed a small amount of fluid coming out of my penis. It looked more like semen than u...
by jcacciat
Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gastrointestinal issues
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: Gastrointestinal issues

Thank you. Can I assume these episodes resolved at some point?
by jcacciat
Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gastrointestinal issues
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: Gastrointestinal issues

Webslave, I think you are onto something. Abdominal migraine is associated with cyclical vomiting syndrome; they are basically the same syndrome with one marked by abdominal pain and the other vomiting (and sometimes diarrhea). These are conditions generally thought to be caused by an unbalanced aut...
by jcacciat
Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gastrointestinal issues
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: Gastrointestinal issues

I thought the first episode was a GI bug, but the episodes are recurring somewhat regularly. I rarely had these kinds of problems before the onset of CPPS symptoms, but they did not begin until about 6 months after the CPPS symptoms began. I religiously wash my hands, especially since these episodes...
by jcacciat
Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gastrointestinal issues
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Gastrointestinal issues

I began having CPPS symptoms around December 1, 2010. On May 30, 2011, I had my first GI episode of vomiting and diarrhea, with the vomiting lasting 2 days and the diarrhea 5 days. Since that time, I have been having similar but shorter (1 day) episodes every 3 to 5 weeks (four total). I had a colon...